ELECTRIC, WATER & SEWER (308) 784-2090.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Board of Public Works , a full-service municipally-owned utility, operates the Electric, Water, and Sanitary Sewer service within the City of Cozad. Cozad residents enjoy some of the most reliable and reasonably priced utilities in the nation.Residential deposits are $150.00, all other consumer deposits are $200.00. The statements for electric, water, sewer and sanitation usages are mailed out the last day of the month. Payments are due upon receipt and delinquent after the 20th of each month. Late notices are then mailed and if the outstanding amount goes unpaid, the electricity and water are disconnected for non-payment. To re-establish services after being disconnected, please contact the Board of Public Works by calling (308) 784-2090.
The City Electric service was established in 1938 and is owned and operated by the City. We purchased our electricity in partnership with the Nebraska Public Power District.
The City’s system reaches a 115 kv substation owned by NPPD just north of the Platte River. A City 34.5 sub-transmission line brings power into the City. Once the power reaches our substation it is distributed over a 4160Y system.
The City currently has 2,161 customers, of which 1991 are residential. The City purchases over 54,000 MwH of electricity.
The City values our strong partnership with NPPD, which provides assistance with incentive programs, technical assistance and economic development support. A number of incentive programs are available to all customers through funding by NPPD. Programs include heating & air rebates, commercial and industrial lighting assistance.
Water and Sewer Department
The City of Cozad boasts about a state of the art water delivery system that consists of 6 wells that are capable of delivering up to 9.9 million gallons a day. The Department also has a 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank. All of this is controlled by a centralized computer SCADA system. The 29 miles of water line, hydrants, valves and tanks are constantly maintained by a well trained crew of state certified operators. The Department also has a very active cross connection control program. This along with constant monitoring for contaminates of all kinds, makes Cozad's water among the best and safest in the state.
The City of Cozad is proud of a Water Resource Recovery Facility that can treat up to 1 million gallons of wastewater a day. The Department has 4 lift stations along with over 29 miles of 6-18 inch sewer distribution pipe. The entire system is maintained by a well trained, state certified crew with 75 years of experience.
TELEPHONE, INTERNET & TELEVISION SERVICE (308) 784-4044
Cozad Telephone Company (CTC) is a locally owned and operated provider of Telecommunications and Technologies. CTC is committed to providing a complete TDM and IP fiber optic network in Cozad and the surrounding area. CTC’s network includes diversified routes for both Telecommunications and Internet Broadband service. Secure WAN and LAN connections are available for home and business throughout Cozad. Cozad Telephone Company is located at 122 East 7th Street and can be reached by phone at (308) 784-4044.
NATURAL GAS 800-563-0012. A subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation, Black Hills Energy (BHE), serves 429,000 natural gas customers in 294 Nebraska communities, including Cozad. Black Hills Energy Nebraska headquarters is located in Lincoln, Nebraska.Black Hills Energy is a full‑service natural gas distributor in Cozad. The transmission provider is Tallgrass Energy. Cozad is served by a xx inch line. Natural gas, with an average value of 1,000 BTU per cubic foot, is available for residential, commercial, and industrial customer for base and peak use on a firm basis. Interruptible service is available for customers with an alternate fuel capability.Contact the Economic Development Department at Black Hills Energy at (800) 232‑1850 for information regarding gas rates and service.To start of stop residential or commercial natural gas service please contact 800-563-0012. If you have any questions about natural gas, please feel free to contact our customer service at 800-563-0012.
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