Tree trimming keeps CPU ahead of the curve to improve service

If you hear the buzz of chainsaws on your street, that may be the sound of improved service reliability!

Clarksdale Public Utilities recently launched a multi-year tree-trimming initiative to protect power lines serving customers’ homes and businesses. Be on the lookout for contract crews as they steadily make their way along the city’s 105-mile distribution circuit en route to making Clarksdale’s electrical system even more reliable.

Tree trimming is part of CPU’s asset management program, which extends to all of our utility services. Our electricity, water and wastewater systems undergo routine testing and inspections, and they are maintained and operated by highly skilled and credentialed utility professionals.

Proactive asset management not only improves service, but it also helps control costs. Replacing damaged equipment is expensive, and in many cases, damage is preventable.

Tree trimming is one way CPU is staying ahead of the curve to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective service for customers. It also supports our Bright Future commitment to increase customer satisfaction by addressing performance in three key areas — reliability, innovation and community focus.

Click here to learn more about our tree-trimming initiative and how it benefits Clarksdale.


Curtis D. Boschert

General Manager, CPU

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If you need assistance with potholes and streets, stormwater drainage, refuse collection, mosquito control, or anything else related to the City of Clarksdale, please call Public Works – 662-621-8142

CPU collects the refuse collection fee and mosquito control fees on behalf of the City of Clarksdale, but all questions should be directed to the City’s Public Works Department.

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