Jamestown Board of Public Utilities

Korean War Veteran Peter Carlo presented an American flag, which has been flown over the Capital in Washington, to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities for display in its Customer Service Lobby.
RFID-Tagged Orange Recycling Bin
JBPU Complex at 92 Steele St.
Students Touring JBPU Power Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant Filters
Dow Street T-3 Transformer

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


2014 English Recycling Calendar

2014 Spanish Recycling Calendar

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BPU Solid Waste Customers Reminded to Dispose Sharps Safely

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Solid Waste Division reminds customers to dispose of “sharps” in a safe manner for the public and for BPU Solid Waste employees.

Sharps are objects used for medical purposes, such as needles, syringes with needles attached, lancets, razor blades and other items that could cause punctures, cuts or abrasions.

Sharps may be disposed of safely in puncture resistant, leak-proof materials such as plastic milk or soda bottles. The design of any disposal container should easily allow sharps to be placed inside the container, but difficult to remove. The container should be capped and labeled as “hazardous materials.” Some drug stores sell red sharps containers that are marked clearly and sealed with a lid.

Sharps or sharps containers may be taken to the security desk in the emergency room of WCA Hospital, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some pharmacies also accept sharps containers.

Sharps may carry disease and should not be placed directly into a plastic garbage bag from which they may break through and injure persons handling the garbage.

Legal Notice

There are no legal notices at this time.

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

Jamestown BPU Approves 2015 Solid Waste, Wastewater, and District Heating and Chilling Budgets

Jamestown BPU Approves 2015 Solid Waste Budget with Slight Increase Click to read more

Jamestown BPU Adopts 2015 Wastewater Division Budget: With No Rate Increase for Sixth Consecutive Year Click to read more

Jamestown BPU Adopts 2015 District Heating and Chilling Budget: No Rate Increase Click to read more

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and TitanX Renew Flex Rate Agreement

Picture shows, l-r, Mayor Sam Teresi, TitanX North American President Matt Moore and BPU General Manager Dave Leathers. TitanX Facilities Manager Dan Kling is in the back.

Officials from the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and TitanX met today to renew a Flex Rate Agreement which will maintain lower energy costs for the manufacturer through October 31, 2018. Today’s signing extends a contract first developed in October, 2010.
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Chuck Cornell Joins as Member of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities

The Director of the Center for Regional Advancement at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia has been named as a member of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU).
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Jamestown BPU “Cents for St. Susan’s” Campaign Raises Record $17,260 for Soup Kitchen
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“Piping Hot,” a new BPU e-newsletter for our District Heating customers.

The electronic newsletter will be mailed to District Heating customers twice a year, updating them on new District Heat developments and providing maintenance tips for customers. Click to read more

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.



Leaf Collection

FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Public Works Director Jeffrey Lehman, P. E., announces that Phase 1 of leaf collection in Jamestown will begin Monday, November 3, 2014. Residents are advised to rake leaves to the terrace area behind the curb and not into the street.

Phase 1 will begin in the Foote Avenue and Ivy Street area and will move west and north, clockwise, to Washington Street. Phase 2 of leaf collection will begin in the Foote Avenue, Martin Road and Linwood Avenue area and move east and north, counterclockwise, to the east side of Washington Street and the Fluvanna Avenue area. Phase 2 is estimated to begin November 12, 2014.

No yard waste, brush, hedge trimmings, garden debris or tree branches will be collected. This material as well as leaves can be brought to the BPU Yard Waste Site at 1001 Monroe Street during their normal hours of operation on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. through November 15.

Residents are advised the potential for discolored water when crews are working in their area. Please avoid drawing discolored water into your hot water system.

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Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Announces 2015 Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today approved its Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs for 2015. Only two programs have changed.
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PSC Approves BPU Plan to Assist Local Industrial Businesses

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), which oversees New York utilities, has approved the BPU’s tariff filing to expand its electric industrial Flex Rate Program and to assist businesses with an electric service replacement program. The changes, effective October 15, 2014, are a move to attract industrial and manufacturing companies to the BPU electric territory and to assist current customers in this category.
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New York Power Authority Approves BPU’s Application for Electric Car Charging Stations

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) recently approved the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) grant request for three electric vehicle charging stations to be installed in the BPU electric territory.
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BPU Wastewater Collection Crews to Dye-Test Downspouts
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Jamestown BPU Residential Attic Insulation Program 2014

With the winter months approaching, now is the time to take action in properly insulating your home, specifically the attic. The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is inviting Residential Electric Customers who use permanently installed electric heating equipment as their primary heat source to participate in the BPU Attic Insulation Rebate Program.
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2014 BPU Yard Waste Stickers Available Now at Customer Service: New Stickers Required for 2014 Yard Waste Season
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Residential Recycling Credit Program (RRCP) Begins this Spring

New Bins Should Be Used As Soon As Received

By now, you should have received your new burnt orange recycling bin as part of our Residential Recycling Credit Program. The new Radio Frequency Identification Tagged recycling bins should be used as soon as they are received. If you have not received a bin, please contact the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.

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If you still have questions, please call the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651 or Communications at 661-1680.

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Jamestown BPU Feature Article

The BPU Water Division Building on Buffalo and Newton Streets has been renamed the BPU Randall S. Peterson Water Division Building in memory of retired 38-year BPU employee Randy Peterson.

A dedication of the building took place on July 3 with Peterson’s family and former co-workers on hand. Comments were made by BPU President and Mayor Sam Teresi, BPU General Manager David L. Leathers and retired Deputy General Manager for Electricity Michael Darroch. When the newly-placed sign naming the building for Peterson was unveiled, Randy’s wife Sue expressed appreciation.

A lifelong Jamestown resident, Peterson graduated from Jamestown High School, Jamestown Community College and Clarkson University with a degree in civil engineering and environmental science. He worked as a summer meter reader, cleaner and inspector when he was a college student before returning to the BPU after graduation as a junior engineer.

Peterson earned his Professional Engineer’s license in 1980 and also held Water Treatment and Water Distribution licenses issued by the State Department of Health. After having served as senior engineer and engineering/operations manager, Peterson became Water Resource Manager and, subsequently, Deputy General Manager for Water Resources in 2006. Over his career, he worked for BPU General Managers Jim Gronquist, Walter Haase and Leathers.

Peterson retired from the BPU in 2010 but moved forward to serve as the part-time Director of the Chautauqua County South and Center Sewer District until illness prevented him from working.

He passed away in January, 2014.

Tampering with BPU Electric Meters Is Dangerous and Illegal

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) alerts and reminds customers that tampering with BPU electric meters creates a dangerous situation and is against the law.

Tampering with electric meters may cause fires or other safety hazards for inhabitants of homes or buildings where such meters are located. In addition, BPU employees may be placed in danger in these circumstances.

Tampering with an electric meter for the purpose of obtaining electric service without paying for it is a class A misdemeanor under the New York State Penal law. The BPU reports theft of service to local police agencies for prosecution.

Per the Electric Division tariff and BPU policy, in the event of an electric meter that has been illegally altered, the BPU immediately will disconnect the electric service to the building at the pole without notice. This policy affects multi-unit houses as well. Electric service in these cases will not be restored until an electrical inspection is completed by a certified electric inspector and all applicable charges, including tampering penalties are paid in full.

Electric service in these situations will not be reconnected after normal business hours, but will be restored within twenty-four hours after the electric inspection approval and full payment.

Energy Efficiency Statistics

Free State Energy Audits for Homes, Small Businesses and Non-profits

BPU Encourages the Use of Free State Energy Audits for Homes, Small Businesses and Non-profits; Subsidized Audits for Local Governments
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