News & Updates

BPU Admin Office Closed in Observance of Memorial Day on Monday May, 27th.

The BPU Admin office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day. We are so grateful to the servicemen and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all. There is a drop box available in the drive through.

McPherson BPU Recognized For Reliable Electric Service To the Community

McPherson, Kansas – April, 16 2024 — McPherson Board of Public Utilities has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2023 for performance in 2018-2022. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. APPA helps electric utilities track power [...]

April 16th, 2024|News & Updates|

Unexpected Visitors: Honeybees!

The BPU had some unexpected visitors on Friday, April 5th. One employee went to lunch like usual; however, when he returned, he noticed that a large swarm of honeybees had decided to make the BPU’s dwarf cherry tree its new home!- Who can blame them? These trees are beautiful this time of year! Realizing that [...]

BPU General Manager, Josh Bedel Joins KMU Delegation at the APPA Legislative Rally

From February 26th through February 28th, BPU's General Manager, Josh Bedel, attended the American Public Power Association's (APPA) Legislative Rally in Washington, D.C. Bedel was joined by 12 other Kansas municipal leaders to advocate for public utilities. The group had an opportunity to meet on Capitol Hill with congressional offices to discuss six topics that [...]

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 [...]

March 4th, 2024|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|
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