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Everybody knows power lines are dangerous, especially electrical works. BPU annually conducts pole top and bucket rescue techniques, so we can safely keep the light on.

February 9, 2018 Due to the cold temperatures this winter, Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) is experiencing water line freeze ups. BPU is recommending that customers who have had previous problems with their water lines freezing to run cold water, at least a pencil width size, continuously from one sink until April 30th.  Even with warming […]

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 […]