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Jamestown BPU Open For Business Sign.
Jamestown BPU Water Department Building on Buffalo St.
BPU Join Us in Jamestown Sign.
Jamestown BPU Employee, Dave Paterniti.
Jamestown BPU Employee, Steve Wahlstrom
RFID-Tagged Orange Recycling Bin
BPU Join Us in Jamestown Sign.
Moving? Be sure to leave your recycling bin at the house. Recycling bins are assigned to a specific address.
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JBPU Line Dept.
JBPU Complex at 92 Steele St.
Jamestown BPU Employee, Steve Wahlstrom.
Jamestown BPU Wastewater Treatment Plant Filters.
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Jamestown BPU, Dow Street T-3 Transformer
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Jamestown BPU, Lineman.
BPU Join Us in Jamestown Sign.
An example of a 2015 yardwaste sticker.

The business office is located at:
92 Steele Street Jamestown, NY

The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700

Our telephone number is:
(716) 661-1660

Office hours are:
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM


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There are no legal notices at this time.

Download Fact Finder’s report regarding contract negotiations between the BPU and the IBEW Local 459

Jamestown BPU News

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities
Anderson Precision, Inc. Sign Flex Rate Agreement

Signing a Flex Rate Agreement between Anderson Precision, Inc. and the Jamestown BPU are (front row, left to right: BPU Chair John Zabrodsky, Jamestown Mayor and BPU President Sam Teresi, Anderson Precision Co-owner and Vice President David Archer and BPU General Manager David Leathers. Pictured back row, l-r, are Anderson Precision Supply Chain Manager Brian Zampogna and BPU Key Accounts Representative Trenton Lutes.

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and local employer Anderson Precision, Inc. today signed a “Flex Rate Agreement” to lower the company’s energy expenses.

The Flex rate plan takes effect on April 1, 2015, and extends through October 31, 2018.

The BPU’s Flex Rate Program is an economic development tool used by the utility to assist area companies by slightly reducing electric costs, in exchange for a manufacturer’s pledge to invest in its local facility and work force.

“Established in 1891, Anderson Precision, Inc. is now owned by President Steven Godfrey and his partner David Archer who work to oversee day to day operations of the company,” said David L. Leathers, BPU General Manager. “Anderson is a major electricity customer and we need to do what we can to maintain its stability in our region.”

Anderson Precision President Steven Godfrey stated, “Both our ownership and our management team are local residents with a vested interest in advancing the reputation of both Jamestown and the greater Chautauqua County area as great places to live, work and conduct business. The SC-6 rate will allow Anderson Precision to better compete with both domestic and foreign businesses.”

“The nature of our business requires us to compete on a global basis, so it is exciting and necessary to get this type of support from the BPU and the community,” adds Co-owner David Archer. Anderson Precision actively engages in the manufacturing of precision, turned metal components for use in the automotive, heavy truck, firearm and electric motor businesses.

The company currently provides full-time employment with full benefits and wages above the county average to a monthly employee count of 100 people. Anderson Precision officials note that they are committed to keeping highly skilled people employed and living in the local area in order to increase the overall economy and to encourage other manufacturers to locate operations in the community. Anderson Precision expects to increase its average monthly headcount in the coming year by three full-time employees.

Anderson Precision operates three shifts with the majority of people working on first shift. Second shift is a small crew of twenty people. Third shift is a swing shift consisting of an average of three people. The company operates twenty-four hours per day, five days per week.

Anderson Precision has demonstrated a strong record of annual capital investments. Over the past three years, the company has added seventeen Davenport five-spindle automatic screw machines, three single spindle Star CNC machines, two Sunnen honing machines and large amounts of gaging equipment. A new gaging system has been networked as well as a top of the line Durr Ecoclean parts washer that has reduced water usage and improved part cleanliness. An inspection room that created seven new full-time positions and offices were created in a former cold storage area. Investments in the IT infrastructure also have been made.

In an effort to be a good neighbor, Anderson points out that the entire facility has been re-lamped with energy efficient T8 Fluorescent lamps and outside with downward facing LEDs to reduce neighborhood light pollution.

“We believe that reducing energy costs through our inclusion in the BPU SC-6 rate program will enable us to continue to compete and bring work from outside Chautauqua County to Jamestown,” said Godfrey. “The Flex Rate program contributes to the long run benefit of job creation which grows the residential tax base and makes Jamestown a more vibrant community in which to live.”

“We understand that 99 percent of the products manufactured here at Anderson Precision are sold to businesses located outside of the Greater Jamestown area,” emphasized Jamestown Mayor and BPU President Sam Teresi. “We are proud to assist a Jamestown company as they work hard to succeed in global markets.” BPU Board Chair John Zabrodsky said, “Anderson Precision, Inc. competes internationally with firms located in lower cost countries such as Mexico and China. Reducing the cost of electricity is critical to the continued success of Anderson Precision.”


Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) employees and major donors met Wednesday, July 29th, to celebrate a new record amount raised by the community during the 2015 BPU “Cents for St. Susan’s” campaign. The BPU fund drive result this year totals $17,410 to benefit St. Susan Center, surpassing the 2014 record total of $17,260. The 2015 contributions bring the cumulative amount raised, in fifteen years of BPU campaigns, to $160,118.55.The soup kitchen is located at 31 Water Street in the Gateway Center Building.

You can read the press release here.

Poster BPU’s Yard Waste Site Hours.

Jamestown BPU Feature Article

A picture of the BPU’s LM6000 gas turbine.

The BPU’s LM6000 gas turbine has returned to work, creating electricity for BPU customers, after a two-month overhaul in Alberta, Canada.

The gas turbine is used to produce electricity at the BPU’s Samuel A. Carlson Power Plant, and to produce heat for the utility District Heating system. The turbine must be serviced every 25,000 hours of operation. Without the gas turbine in place, the BPU still can generate electricity and District Heating with back-up natural gas boilers.

The BPU no longer uses coal as a fuel to create electricity.

The pictures show part of the process of placing the natural gas turbine back into service at the Power Plant.

A picture of a dual meter.The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Water Resources Division
Announces Its 2015 Residential Dual Meter Program

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announces its 2015 Residential Dual Meter Program to help reduce sewer bills for outside watering needs. The utility provides this service for BPU residential water and wastewater customers whose accounts are current.

The BPU, like most other cities, uses the water meter in your home to determine charges for sanitary sewers. The assumption is that most of the water used in your home eventually flows into a sanitary sewer (for example, showers, clothes washing, dishwashing and toilets). Therefore, your water and sewer bill has two rates, one for water and one for sewer/wastewater. However, water that is used outside to water lawns doesn’t end up in the sewers. As a result, if you use a lot of outside water, you are paying sewer charges for water that doesn’t end up in the sewers.

In an effort to save you money, the BPU allows the installation of a dual meter that attaches to an outside house spigot on one end and to a garden hose on the other end. When your water and sewer bill comes, the sewer rate will only be charged on that water that is used in the house.

The BPU Dual Meter program runs in monthly increments for ease of billing from May 1 through September 30. An initial deposit of $50 is required when the customer picks up the meter. The deposit will be refunded to the customer’s water account after the program ends on September 30 and after the dual water meter has been returned in good working order to BPU Customer Service.

To participate in the Residential Dual Meter Program, a customer must have both water and sewer service through the Jamestown BPU. Due to the limited number of dual meters, only one meter is allowed per residential customer.

The customer’s water account will be charged a fee of $7.50 for the first month the customer has the dual meter. The customer will be charged $2 for each month beyond the first month that the dual meter is used. At the end of the program, the customer’s sewer credit will be calculated and applied to the sewer account.

Customers with dual meters must return the meter to the BPU Customer Service by October9, 2015, or deposits could be forfeited along with any sewer credit earned. If the meter is damaged, the deposit will be used to defray the costs to repair the meter.

This program will be most helpful for those residential water/wastewater customers who accumulate a sewer credit of more than eight units per month, which would probably be a residential customer who is doing extensive landscaping or watering a newly-planted lawn.

Residential dual meters are available at the BPU Customer Service, 92 Steele Street, open 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays. For questions, call 661-1660 or 661-1680.

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JamestownUpClose.com launches
“Share Your City”

By connecting and sharing information about Jamestown and its attractions and accommodations, the community can work together and be advocates of their city and attract tourism into our streets, shops, restaurants, and attractions. Let’s help put Jamestown on the map.

To Share Your City, please connect with Jamestown Up Close on Facebook, on Twitter @JTownUpClose, join our website mailing list, and write a letter or send a post card from Jamestown.Start by visiting Jamestownupclose.com

BPU Online Account Access and Payment Options

BPU Customers may pay bills online with e-checks, debit cards and credit cards. Once registered for the service, customers also may access account information such as meter readings, consumption history and past bills.

Customers may register for online access to their accounts by logging in at https://account.jamestownbpu.com or by clicking the “Access BPU Account” link under “Quick Links” in the upper right hand corner of the homepage, and following directions.

All online users will need their BPU customer numbers to register. The customer number includes the six digits beginning with the number one (1) that appears after the dash of the account number printed on the bill.

An e-check works similar to a paper check, but without the need for a check to actually be written and processed by the recipient’s bank. When the customer authorizes an e-check payment, it is processed as a debit transaction using the routing and account number of the checking account. The amount that is debited by this transaction is then transferred to the BPU account in much the same ways as if a paper check had been written.

To provide feedback or to request assistance with the process, customers may contact Customer Service at 661-1660 or Communications at 661-1680.

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