About Us

The Hannibal Board of Public Works is a non-profit organization and a division of city government that provides electric, water, and sewer service to residents living within city limits of Hannibal Missouri.  Established in 1903, the Hannibal Board of Public Works has grown substantially throughout the years and now includes the management of the Electric Distribution System, Water Treatment Plant, Water Distribution Facilities, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sewer Collection System, Underground Storm-water Drainage System, and maintenance of the Bear Creek Dam.  The Hannibal Board of Public Works is governed by an independent Board of Directors appointed by the City Council to serve a four-year term and subject to City Council approval.


The mission of the Hannibal Board of Public Works is to provide safe, reliable utility products with excellent customer service at reasonable prices. 


Strive for perfect Employee Satisfaction and Safety

Maintain excellent Customer Service and Satisfaction

Enhance the community through Company Growth

Continue to improve upon Technology through Furthered Education

Financial Management of Municipal Utility

The HBPW continues to strive for equity in its utility rate structure. Costs of service must be properly assessed to the various customer classes and overhead costs must be properly distributed to the various departments. With issues of customer choice, retail wheeling, bulk utility sales, competition and privatization, utility operations are continually being improved.

The HBPW manages a publicly owned Utility System whose worth far exceeds the book value of its assets. The Municipal Utility provides at-cost services without consideration for return on investment, dividends, profits or other financial gains. Funds are accumulated in anticipation of future system enhancements, expansions, maintenance, regulation, and emergency requirements.

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