Nebraska City is one of approximately 2000 cities across the United States that has chosen to provide its own Electric Service through a not-for-profit, publicly owned electric utility. Nebraska City Utilities also provides natural gas, water, and sanitary sewer service with electricity and natural gas to several other communities.
The natural gas and water systems were purchased by the city in 1941. In 1944, the electrical system was purchased and the City Commission created the Board of Public Works to operate the combined electric, gas, and water utility system. In 1963, the City Commission turned the operation of the sanitary sewer system over to the Board of Public Works. The Board hires the general manager to handle the day-to-day operations of the utilities.
Local control of the utilities systems gives the citizens of Nebraska City and all ratepayers an active voice in policies affecting rates, service and operation. It also promotes commitment to community service with local people working together to meet local needs.
The goal of the Nebraska City Utilities is to provide the best possible service at the lowest possible cost commensurate with that service. This can best be accomplished by hiring and retaining the best quality employees to operate and maintain the utility system and listening to the needs of the ratepayers.
Nebraska City Utilities’ Service Zones