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Tree Trimming Integral to CPU’s High Reliability Performance

Trees and power lines don’t mix. That’s why Clarksdale Public Utilities prioritizes efforts to keep power lines clear of vegetation that can disrupt electric service.

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Protect Your Appliances and Devices from Lightning-Induced Damage

Being indoors is a safe place to be when lightning strikes—but that doesn’t mean your electric appliances and devices are safe.

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CPU Commission Approves Customer Power Cost Relief Plan

Customers of Clarksdale Public Utilities are getting some relief on higher-than-normal electricity bills, thanks to a new plan passed this week by the CPU Board of Commissioners to lessen the impact of escalating fuel prices being charged by CPU’s suppliers.

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Curtis D. Boschert, General Manager, Clarksdale Public Utilities: CPU Rate Increase

Rising costs are everywhere. From the grocery to the gas pump to the price you pay for household necessities, everything is more expensive in today’s economy.

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CPU Works Hard to Keep Money in Customers’ Pockets

Rising costs are everywhere. From the grocery to the gas pump to the price utilities pay to generate and deliver power to homes and businesses, everything is more expensive in today’s economy.

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CPU to Customers: Hang Up on Utility Bill Scammers

Summer may be the season for family vacations and relaxing getaways, but Clarksdale Public Utilities is reminding residents that criminals never take a break from trying to scam utility customers out of their hard-earned money.

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CPUs’ 2021 Water Quality Report Now Available

As part of its mission to deliver safe, reliable drinking water that meets all regulatory standards, Clarksdale Public Utilities has posted the latest Consumer Confidence Report online.

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Beat the Heat with Energy-Saving Tips from CPU

As temperatures rise, thoughts turn to barbecues, swimming pools and gatherings with family and friends.

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Indictment and Arrest of former CPU Employee

The State Auditor’s Office announced today in a press release the indictment and arrest of a former Clarksdale Public Utilities employee.

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Electronic Payment Options Help Customers Avoid Mail Delays

If you use a smartphone or internet-connected computer, then you have everything you need to start reaping the benefits of Clarksdale Public Utilities’ free, reliable and convenient electronic billing programs.

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CPU Encourages Customers to Plug into Safety

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and CPU is reminding customers to be aware of and correct any potential electrical hazards around homes and businesses.

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CPU Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

National Lineman Appreciation Day is the perfect time to express appreciation for the great men and women who work around the clock to keep the lights on, and Clarksdale Public Utilities is doing just that.

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Springing into Action? Make Outdoor Safety Your Top Priority

As residents begin their springtime rituals of sprucing up and painting around the house, Clarksdale Public Utilities encourages customers to brush up on safety.

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CPU Shares Tips for Year-Round Storm Preparation

When the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter, he wasn’t kidding. And while the Delta Region has enjoyed a few spring-like days this year, more cold, wintry weather is likely.

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With Winter Here, Now is a Good Time to Protect Those Pipes

Just a month ago, daytime highs reached an unseasonably warm 81 degrees. But since the new year ball dropped, it is safe to say that winter has arrived.

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CPU’s Bright Future Initiative Wins National Honors from APPA

Clarksdale Public Utilities has earned an Excellence in Public Power Communications Award from the American Public Power Association for its Bright Future customer initiative.

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Curtis D. Boschert, General Manager, Clarksdale Public Utilities: CPU looks forward to another year of service, commitment and improvement

The first day of the new year represents a clean slate and a fresh start - the perfect time to make resolutions and commit ourselves to positive change.

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Prevent Scammers from Spoiling the Holidays

The spirit of giving defines the holiday season—a fact that scammers try to exploit to steal money and personal information. That is why Clarkdale Public Utilities is encouraging customers to be on alert by learning to recognize and resist scams whether online, on the phone or in person.

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‘Tis the Season for Safety! CPU shares tips for happy, healthy holidays

The holidays are a time of sparkling lights, twinkling trees and festive celebrations. Since many seasonal activities are powered by electricity, Clarksdale Public Utilities is reminding customers to decorate safely and avoid electrical and fire hazards.

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Curtis D. Boschert, General Manager, Clarksdale Public Utilities: Simple Steps can add up to big savings this winter

As Clarksdale residents reach for their jackets and coats to stay warm, they are turning on the heat to keep their homes warm, too.

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CPU’s Simple Steps Can Lead to Big Savings on Heating Bills

Falling leaves and falling temperatures mean Clarksdale Public Utilities customers are relying more on their heating systems to stay comfortable.

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Take These Simple Steps to Stay Cool and Save Money This Summer

Temperatures are on the rise, which means Clarksdale Public Utilities customers are relying more on their air conditioners to stay comfortable indoors.

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CPU to Launch Citywide Tree-Trimming Initiative

As the spring growth season kicks into high gear, Clarksdale Public Utilities is launching a citywide tree-trimming initiative as part of its ongoing reliability improvement efforts.

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Before Heading Outdoors This Spring, Keep Safety First with Tips from CPU

CLARKSDALE - Blooming azaleas, budding trees and buzzing bees — from the looks of it, spring has arrived!

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CPU Continues Building a Bright Future for Clarksdale

CLARKSDALE - Two years after unveiling the Bright Future initiative, Clarksdale Public Utilities remains focused on customer commitments by improving performance, enhancing service and delivering safe, reliable and affordable utilities to keep Clarksdale moving forward.

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CPU is Looking Out for Customers This Winter

Winters in the South are relatively mild — but every so often, a visit from Jack Frost catches many Mississippians off guard.

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When Temps Drop, Take These Simple Steps to Lower Heating Bills

A chill in the air means Clarksdale residents are turning on the heat to keep their homes cozy.

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CPU Wishes You a Happy, Hazard-Free Holiday Season!

Lights, decorations and more lights! Take a look around Clarksdale, and you’ll notice unmistakable signs that the holidays are here.

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CPU and Clarksdale Celebrate Public Power Week Oct. 4-10

Clarksdale residents gain several benefits from being served by a publicly owned utility, such as low rates, high reliability, customer responsiveness, economic development and local control.

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When It Comes to Billing Options, More Choice Means More Control

Personalized service is part of Clarksdale Public Utilities’ commitment to customers and includes billing programs that maximize control and convenience.

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CPU Launches Energy Awareness Initiative for Summer

Clarksdale Public Utilities is urging customers to take a few simple steps that can make a big difference in their summertime cooling bills.

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CPU Honors Line Workers on National Lineman Appreciation Day

CLARKSDALE - No two workdays are alike for Clarksdale Public Utilities linemen, but every task they perform serves the same purpose — to keep power flowing safely and reliably to customers.

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CPU is Focused on Serving Customers Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds across the nation, Clarksdale Public Utilities remains focused on working out payment extensions for customers who are experiencing financial hardships — a situation that is expected to become more widespread in coming months.

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Make Sure Safety and Spring Chores Go Hand in Hand

CLARKSDALE - As temperatures warm up and yards come to life again, Clarksdale residents are spending more time outside.

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Customers Urged to Pay Bills Remotely as Part of COVID-19 Precautions

To prioritize public health and safety during the COVID-19 response, Clarksdale Public Utilities encourages customers to avoid visiting CPU’s office to pay bills, if possible, and instead use other convenient payment options that comply with social-distancing guidelines.

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CPU Takes Action to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Potential Economic Hardships

During emergency situations, Clarksdale Public Utilities is prepared to respond — and that includes taking action to address the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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Lower Heating Bills by Using These Energy-Saving Tips

Even though a good part of winter is behind us, late winter and early spring in Mississippi can bring bone-chilling temperatures.

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This Year, Manage Utility Bills Better with CPU’s Convenient Payment Plans

Since new year’s resolutions often include financial goals, Clarksdale Public Utilities is reminding customers that they can choose from a variety of billing and payment programs to gain more control over their household budgets.

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After Storms Strike, CPU is Prepared to Restore Service Safely and Quickly

With winter around the corner, Clarksdale Public Utilities assures customers that preparing for ice storms and other major weather events is a year-round effort.

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Keep the Holidays Merry and Bright by Decorating

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without twinkling lights and Christmas trees, but these favorite traditions can also create hazards.

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CPU’s Community Involvement Goes Beyond Providing Utility Services

Clarksdale Public Utilities has always been committed to delivering reliable, affordable utility services — but there is more to CPU’s mission than meets the eye.

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CPU’s Mobile App Gives Customers More Control and Convenience

Clarksdale Public Utilities’ new mobile app is now available and makes doing business with CPU easier and more convenient.

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CPU Treatment Plant Turns Wastewater into Environmentally Safe Water

Customers of Clarksdale Public Utilities can have peace of mind knowing that Bernice Jones is managing operations at CPU’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on Sunflower Avenue.

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Fuel Adjustment Helps CPU Customers Better Understand Monthly Bills

In keeping with its commitment to open and transparent communications, Clarksdale Public Utilities is providing customers with more specifics about monthly bills, including the fuel adjustment charge associated with their electric service.

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Beat the Heat! Stay Cool with Energy-Saving Tips from CPU

Summer heat in Mississippi can get out of control, but that doesn’t mean your cooling bills have to. Clarksdale Public Utilities wants to help customers manage cooling costs this summer.

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June 10 is Go-Live Date for CPU’s PowerLine Option

Most people don’t look forward to Mondays, but Clarksdale Public Utilities is turning that around on Monday, June 10, when its PowerLine option goes live at www.portal.cdpu.net/mscp/.

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Tree Trimming Helps CPU Reduce Outages and Improve Reliability

CLARKSDALE - Tree-lined streets are part of Clarkdale’s beauty and charm, but trees also pose problems and even hazards when they grow too close to power lines.

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CPU Plans ‘Bright Future’ Celebration on May 16

Customers of Clarksdale Public Utilities will be the guests of honor during a “Bright Future” celebration recognizing CPU’s 120th anniversary of serving the community.

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Payment Options Give CPU Customers More Control and Convenience

No two customers are the same, so why should their account options be the same? That’s the thinking behind a variety of billing and payment programs now being offered to customers of Clarksdale Public Utilities.

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CPU Urges Customers to Play It Safe This Spring

CLARKSDALE - For many Clarksdale residents, the arrival of spring means planting flowers, trimming trees, cleaning storm gutters and starting home renovation projects.

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Curtis D. Boschert, General Manager, Clarksdale Public Utilities: CPU evolving, but commitment steadfast

When I accepted the role of General Manger of Clarksdale Public Utilities last September, I fully understood the challenges ahead and the responsibilities entrusted to me on behalf of the people of Clarksdale.

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CPU Celebrates 120 Years with Bright Future Initiative

CLARKSDALE - Clarksdale Public Utilities is leading customers and the community toward a brighter future as part of the utility’s 120th anniversary celebration this year.

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For more than 120 years, Clarksdale Public Utilities has supplied utility services that support our community’s growth, vibrance and quality of life. But we are more than a provider of reliable and affordable electric, water and wastewater services — we are your family, friends and neighbors. We are people who care. We are CPU.

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