The Clarksdale Public Utilities Commission acknowledges the health consequences and financial hardships that its customers may be experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
We, at CPU, are part of the community we serve, and we promise nothing short of maximum flexibility during these unprecedented times. The payment-extension policy CPU has had in place for many years reflects our commitment to working with customers who are experiencing financial difficulties to ensure they continue receiving utility services. 
Customers who are unable to pay their CPU bills through no fault of their own can receive payment extensions for up to 60 days to keep the utility services active. Based on the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis, the Commission is waiving the requirement that the General Manager report at the next Commission meeting customers who have unusual circumstances that justify a delay in service disconnections and is authorized to grant extensions in accordance with current policy. 
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers and are confident these measures will help during these unique times. Even so, we encourage customers who are experiencing financial difficulties to contact us to work out payment-extension plans. 
We will get through this crisis because we are all in this together; and together we will prevail.
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 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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Consumer Confidence Report 2017

Consumer Confidence Report 2018

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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
Main/Outages: (662) 627-8499
Billing Inquiries: (662) 627-8411
Human Resources: (662) 627-8414