Electric, Water, & Wastewater Treatment

Brainerd, Minnesota

Call Before You Dig!

Have your underground lines marked before you start digging. File a location request by calling 651-454-0002 or visit for more information!

Smiles for Jake☻

Smiles for Jake is a suicide prevention movement that spreads positivity through life-affirming actions, listening ears, and the message that everyone should have hope. Check out more information at #WeAreAllJake

BPU Drive Thru: OPEN

Brainerd Public Utilities is closed to in-person traffic during the COVID-19 crisis. Our drive thru is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Brainerd Public Utilities Welcomes You

Thank you for visiting Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU)!

BPU provides power, water, and wastewater treatment with in the city limits of Brainerd. We also provide wastewater treatment to all of the Baxter area and power to some of the Baxter area.

Our Mission

The mission of Brainerd Public Utilities is to provide safe, reliable, environmentally friendly electric, water and sewer services to our customers at the lowest reasonable cost.

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Emergency 24 Hours a Day:
(218) 829-2193

Business Office:
(218) 829-8726

Repair Office:
(218) 829-2193

"Call Before You Dig!"
Call Gopher State One Call:
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Latest Update for Your Area:

Brainerd Public Utilities COVID-19

On March 25, 2020 Governor Tim Walz declared the state of Minnesota is under a “Stay-in-Home” order, limiting the movement of all non-essential citizens to help contain the spread of COVID-19. During this time, Brainerd Public Utilities would like to assure its customers that our utility will continue to provide essential electric, water and wastewater treatment services to our community.

BPU offices will remain closed to in-person traffic. We encourage our customers to make payments through our website (, automated payment system (829-8126 Option 3) or at one of our four drop boxes that are located throughout the City of Brainerd.


If you experience any disruptions in electric and/or water service, please call 829-2193.

Breast Cancer Awareness at BPU

WAY TO GO KARA! We had a very special guest at BPU this morning (October 16, 2020)! Kara Karnowski was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, but she has not let it slow her down one bit! Our crews were gifted these fun shirts today by Kara and her husband, Randy! We are all looking […]

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