Board of Public Works

400 Ella Street

Beatrice, NE 68310

(402) 228-5211

Beatrice Utilities

Utilities Administration


(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.




Beatrice Plus




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


Utility Services Budget Payment Plan Application


New sign-ups for the budget plan can take place anytime during the year.  Service must be residential, at the same location, and in the customer’s name for twelve months before you become eligible for a budget plan.




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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