Janet Byars

Janet Byars

Office Manager

Ph. (402) 228-5211

Fx. (402) 228-2312

Contact Details

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(402) 228-5211


The Board of Public Works is responsible for the accurate billing of usage and collections for the Electric, Water, Sewer, and Garbage services.  




To have your utilities (Electric, Water, Sewer) turned on, you will need to visit the BPW Main Office. We are located at 400 Ella Street.  An application will need to be filled out regardless of whether you are renting or purchasing a home.  Applications for new services can be submitted during our normal business hours, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We greatly appreciate it if you can come in at least one (1) business day before you would like the utilities turned on.  Please note the following information:



  • Bring a photo ID
  • Be prepared to pay a $150 deposit
  • Bring in a copy of your lease


  • Bring a photo ID
  • Provide proof of ownership
  • A deposit may be required

For other questions regarding utility deposits, see our Utility Deposit Policy.




All residential customers are eligible for the Board of Public Works' Budget Payment Plan, subject to certain criteria. 


Utility Services Budget Payment Plan Application


Budget Payment Plan applications must be received in our office by September 15th of the current year for October implementation.




Board policy for the notification of landlords regarding their property served with utilities by the Board of Public Works will go into effect beginning February 1, 2015.  Landlords wishing to sign up for notification will need to complete the Landlord Notification Form and return it to our office.


Please contact the Board of Public Works offices at (402) 228-5211 for further information.



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