News & Updates

BPU Crews and Staff Complete Required Training

It has a busy few weeks for training at the McPherson BPU! Line crews recently completed annual pole top and bucket truck rescue training. The bucket truck rescue training exercise simulates a situation where a lineman is injured while performing work from the bucket. The linemen going through the training exercise are working to rescue [...]

Water Service Line Material Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued regulations requiring all pubic water supply systems to develop a Lead Service Line Inventory of both water system owned and customer's privately owned service lines.  Water supply systems (such as the BPU) must conduct a Water Service Line Material Inventory to submit to the State.  This includes obtaining [...]

February 12th, 2024|News & Updates|

McPherson BPU featured in Site Selection Magazine

"Our current manufacturers all benefit from low electrical and other utility expenses. This is the major reason McPherson has grown into an advanced manufacturing location." - Josh Bedel, General Manager McPherson Board of Public Utilities Read the entire article in Site Selection Magazine by clicking here!

November 16th, 2023|News & Updates|

Project Update: South Well Field

Progress is being made on the collection of projects known as the South Well Field (SWF) Project. BPU water and maintenance crews have been hard at work since kicking off the SWF project last spring. Construction on the new water treatment facility began minutes after the groundbreaking ceremony on June 15th, giving a home to [...]

2023 Employee Service Awards

Yesterday the BPU honored nine employees across six departments for their years of dedicated service! General Manager, Josh Bedel, who was receiving a service award himself, addressed these employees and thanked them for their dedication to BPU's Customers and to the McPherson community! Office: Josh Bedel celebrates five years, Chad Hitt celebrates ten years and [...]

BPU General Manager, Josh Bedel, Appointed to Vice-Chair the Equus-Walnut Regional Advisory Committee

McPherson BPU General Manager, Josh Bedel, was recently named Vice-Chair for the Equus-Walnut Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) by the Kansas Water Authority (KWA). Bedel will serve a two-year term which will continue through June 30, 2025. The Equus-Walnut RAC is located in south-central Kansas and covers eleven counties consisting of members representing all water users, [...]

BPU Administrative Office Closed, Friday, November 10th in Observance of Veteran’s Day

The McPherson BPU will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day, on Friday, November 10th 2023. Dropbox will still be accessible under the drive-thru window. Thank you to all of those who served or are still serving our Country!

November 6th, 2023|News & Updates|
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