Simple steps add up to big savings on summertime cooling bills

Did you know that setting thermostats to 78º can reduce cooling bills by as much as 18 percent?

Or replacing clogged air filters can lower your AC’s energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent?

Or using reflective window blinds can reduce heat gain by as much as 45 percent?

These are just a few simple and inexpensive ways to lower cooling bills this summer. At Clarksdale Public Utilities, we are doing our part every day to ensure our customers receive reliable utility services at the lowest cost. That includes giving customers more tools and information to better manage their utility expenses.

As part of our Bright Future initiative, we are partnering with customers to improve service and find ways to increase the energy-efficiency of their homes and businesses. Please read our news release for more tips on how to stay comfortable while controlling costs during hot weather.


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.

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

Consumer Confidence Report 2019

Consumer Privacy Policies

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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 wastewater in the CPU system. Wastewater 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) 627-8433
Human Resources: (662) 627-8414