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 [...]

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 [...]

Recent Scam-Disconnect Calls from Outside Utility Providers

BPU Customers, be on high alert! Scammers are once again targeting customers in McPherson. DON’T FALL FOR IT! Here is the latest report: McPherson BPU just received a call from a customer who had just received a call from someone acting as if they were from Evergy.  The scammer called the customer citing a “work [...]

December 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Employee Spotlight: All Employees

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 [...]

November 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

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