Explaining the fuel adjustment helps customers understand their electric bills.

Better communication is part of CPU’s Bright Future initiative to improve service, and that includes helping customers understand their monthly bills.

In recent months, some customers have inquired about the fuel adjustment charge that appears on CPU bills. Fuel adjustments are widely used throughout the utility industry and allow power providers to regularly adjust electricity prices to reflect changing fuel costs. Under CPU’s rate regulation, fuel costs are passed through from fuel suppliers to customers, with no markup or profit to CPU.

We added fuel adjustment information to CPU bills to be more transparent about the price our customers pay for their electric service. We work hard to keep our rates as low as possible by operating in an innovative, efficient and cost-conscious manner.

We are continuously seeking opportunities to improve service and build positive relationships with customers and the community we serve. To learn more about the fuel adjustment, read our news release or call CPU at 662-627-8499 to talk to a service representative.


Curtis D. Boschert

CPU General Manager

CPU Cares About Clarksdale

CPU is owned by the people of Clarksdale and is proud to be entrusted with the responsibility to provide the best service possible to our community. We are this community.

The 80+ CPU employees have family, friends and connections that run deeply throughout Clarksdale. We will always strive to do everything we can to take care of our customers.

Helpful Information

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.


Streetlight Outage – if you’ve noticed a streetlight out that is not a customer-rented light, please click the link below. CPU reports city streetlight outages to the Clarksdale Police Department for review. The Police Department has the ultimate say in any repairs or installation of streetlights within the City Limits of Clarksdale.

Submit Streetlight Outage

Consumer Confidence Report

Is our drinking water safe? See the latest Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report below.


Consumer Confidence Report 2017

Consumer Confidence Report 2018

News and Outages

CPU Weather Station

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Our Services



The CPU Water Department is charged with maintaining and making necessary improvements to the water system and ensuring that the water remains pure and meets rigid environmental regulations



CPU’s Electric department has proudly served the residential, commercial and industrial customers within the Clarksdale city limits since 1899. The system is operated and maintained by CPU employees with the goal of providing the citizens of Clarksdale with safe, reliable power at the most affordable rates possible.

Waste Water Treatment


CPU’s Waste Water Department is responsible for the proper collection of all waste water in the CPU system. Waste water is treated at our state-of-the-art facility on Sunflower Avenue.

Contact Us


416 Third Street  |  PO Box 70
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Main/Outages: (662) 627-8499
Billing Inquiries: (662) 627-8411
Human Resources: (662) 627-8414