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How to Help Prevent Frozen Water Pipes and Water Meters When below freezing temperatures are sustained over a few days, water pipes and meters that are close to cold air may freeze.  Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) urges customers to take the necessary steps to prevent water pipes and meter from freezing. Property owners are responsible for […]

Thin Ice Warning Although ice has been forming on many area lakes on the shorelines, bays and shallow areas, it’s important to keep in mind that we need more cold nights for the ice to reach adequate thickness, before it is safe for recreation. With some accidents occurring in Minnesota already this season, and too […]

Brainerd Public Utilities makes bulb recycling as easy as a trip to your local hardware store.  And – we’ll even help pay the recycling fee! Here’s how it works: Take your used bulbs*, and one coupon per bulb, to: Brainerd Ace Hardware – 214 West Washington Street Brainerd Batteries Plus – 923 Washington Street Each […]

Brainerd Public Utilities wants to inform you that ALL electrical work performed in the City of Brainerd requires a Request for Electrical Inspection form to be filed with the State of Minnesota. More information can be found at Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry.

When possible, BPU has phones answered by staff 24 hours a day, however during large power outages, our automated phone handling system takes over. We also use an automated phone messaging system when we have planned power outages. Updated phone numbers help us reach you, our customers. When we have a current telephone number we […]