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Employee Spotlight: Eric Goering

The McPherson Board of Public Utilities delivers some of the lowest-cost and most reliable power and water in the State.  However, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do as well as we do without our people.  For this reason, we want to showcase those people who significantly impact our business and community with [...]

McPherson BPU Awarded with “Certificate of Excellence in Reliability”

The American Public Power Association (APPA) has awarded the McPherson Board of Public Utilities (BPU) with a "Certificate of Excellence in Reliability" for reliable performance in 2022.  There were 219 public utilities honored, the McPherson BPU was one of four in Kansas. Utilities that are subscribers to APPA's eReliability Tracker service are eligible to earn [...]

April 13th, 2023|News & Updates|

BPU Crew Works To Restore Power In Chanute.

A powerful windstorm blew through Chanute Kansas on Monday April 3rd, 2023, leaving roughly 2,000 residents without power.  It was reported that the storm produced straight line winds of up to 100 mph, which caused wide-spread damage. On Tuesday Management at McPherson BPU were contacted by staff at the Kansas Municipal Utilities, who facilitates the [...]

April 10th, 2023|News & Updates|

Scam Alert

BPU Customers, be on high alert! Scammers are once again targeting customers in McPherson. DON’T FALL FOR IT! Here is the latest report: Customer Service just received a call from a customer asking if the BPU offered a 30% discount to senior citizens. Our customer service representative let the customer know that the BPU does [...]

March 6th, 2023|News & Updates|

Tree Trimming For Safety and Reliability

One of the qualities that enhances McPherson’s “curb appeal” is its abundance of beautiful trees. While most all agree that trees are great, tree contact with BPU power lines can cause power outages. For this reason, the BPU takes proactive measures to ensure electric reliability and safety for its customers by regularly pruning trees and [...]

February 28th, 2023|News & Updates|

Rick Anderson, BPU General Manager 1988-2009

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of Rick Anderson. Rick served the McPherson Board of Public Utilities as General Manager from 1988-2009. Several critical projects were completed or started under Anderson’s leadership, including addressing water well contamination through the addition of the VOC plant, overseeing the planning and construction of the JM 115KV [...]

February 20th, 2023|News & Updates|
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