McPherson BPU to celebrate Public Power Week

By KBBE News
September 19, 2017

In celebration of Public Power week (#PublicPowerWeek), BPU is inviting their customers to learn how the local utility team provides reliable, affordable power and water at several events/ activities in and/around the first week October.

In a customer appreciation event, customers will enjoy a complimentary lunch of barbecue beef brisket sandwiches, sides and a dessert as well as live skill/agility demonstrations performed by BPU Electric and Water Crews.This event will take place at KMU, 2090 E. Avenue A, McPherson, Ks 67460

Activities include:

The Magic School Bus’ Ms. Frizzle is scheduled to lead theMcPherson Library's STEAM Programon October 3rd starting at 4:00 pm. This event is open to Children in K-5th Grade. Ms. Frizzle will read "The Magic School Bus at the Water Works" and "The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip" Afterwords, she will lead the kids through a fun hands on demonstration educating them on how the BPU generates their electricity.The activity will take place at the McPherson Public Library from 4 pm- 5 pm at 214 W. Marlin, McPherson, Ks 67460.

A drawing for a $150 credit on customer's residential bill: to be billed in November 2017. One entry per family member. Sign up will be available in the BPU lobby 
from 8 am-5 pm September 18th-October 2nd. Drawing will be at 1:00 Oct. 3rd. Registrants must currently have residential service with the McPherson Board of Public Utilities. BPU Employees and their family members are not eligible. You do not have to be present to win. 

Children’s Coloring Contest from Sept. 18-29: Children are encouraged to pick up a coloring sheet at the front desk of the BPU. Once they complete their art, they can return it for a treat. BPU will proudly display the art in their lobby and at their Customer Appreciation Event at the Kansas Municipal Utilities Facility on October 3rd.

“Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity BPU provides to our community,” said BPU's General Manager, Tim Maier. “Public power puts the people of McPherson first, and Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to our citizens,” said Maier. 
“Our service is reliable and safe and we take pride in serving our friends and neighbors,” said BPU's Assitant General Manager,Mark Wurm "BPU is proud to have served McPherson for 48 years.”

Today the McPherson BPU has 72 employees who all share a commitment to keeping customer utilities safe and reliable. BPU has the capacity to generate more than 235 megawatts of electricity and 24/7, they serve nearly 8,727 electric customers and 5,909 water customers.