— Established in 1896 —
preston public Utilities has been serving the electric, water
and wastewater needs of the community for more than 120 years.
THe Value of public power
Local Values, Local Control
As a public utility, Preston Public Utilities is governed by a 3 person commission comprised of Preston residents who are customers of the utility, and who are familiar with its operations and services.
Decisions about the operation and rates of Preston Public Utilities are made by community members, at open, public meetings. Because utility decisions get made locally, the utility is better positioned to respond to the community’s needs, while building on its strengths and advancing its values.
And whether a customer has a compliment or complaint, he or she can discuss the issue locally, and they can be assured that their voice will be heard.
Keeping Dollars in Preston
Preston Public Utilities is an engine for economic development — be it through local job creation or utility incentives to spur growth. Most recently, Preston Public Utilities committed to a contribution of $125,000 to help fund the construction of a veterans’ home in the community.
Local Response, Local reliability
With 4 MW of generation and a large distribution system, residents of Preston benefit from having localized crews to quickly respond to outages and other emergency situations.
Beyond keeping the lights on …
Whether it is providing a silent auction gift basket, helping customers with energy efficiency rebate applications or just providing a friendly face to our customers, we help our community in any way we can.