This summer, make storm-preparedness your priority

Summer is associated with vacations, enjoying the great outdoors and taking a break from our usual routines. But it is also important to keep storm safety in mind to make sure your families are prepared for weather-related emergencies.

Storm preparedness is a year-round activity for Clarksdale Public Utilities. As our region braces for hurricane season that can bring challenges even to our area, we want to assure customers that we are prepared to respond safely and quickly. Outage prevention is also part of our strategy through efforts such as proactive tree trimming and line patrols.

Every day, we are taking steps to keep our customers’ power flowing safely, reliably and efficiently. But during severe weather events, service disruptions are often unavoidable. That is why we are encouraging customers to have an emergency plan in place to ensure their basic needs are met if utilities and other services are disrupted.

A great place to start your preparation checklist is the Coahoma County EMA website at, where you can find tips about preparing for severe weather and sign up for Code Red emergency notifications.

Helping customers prioritize storm preparedness and safety is part of our Bright Future initiative to continuously improve the services we provide for Clarksdale. At CPU, there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of customers and employees.

Thank you for making safety your priority, and we hope you have a great summer!

Curtis D. Boschert

General Manager, CPU

                               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 streetligh  t 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.

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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 wastewater in the CPU system. Wastewater is treated at our state-of-the-art facility on Sunflower Avenue.

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416 Third Street  |  PO Box 70
Clarksdale, MS 38614

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