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Public Utilities Week

The American Public Power Association, or APPA, is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.  Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the APPA in Washington D.C.

During the month of October, the Hannibal Board of Public Works along with 67 municipal electric systems in the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) celebrate Public Power Week, and more than 2,000 other electric utilities nationwide whose communities provide their citizens electricity services on a not-for-profit basis. 

Each year, the HBPW plans and implements a week-long community outreach event known as Public Utilities Week.  This week is a time to talk about the economic, social, and environmental contributions of public power, water, and wastewater.  Throughout the week there are a number of events planned to share information about the utility and its services, along with plenty of family-friendly events designed to be fun and educational. 

Of course, Public Utilities Week would not be such a success without the help of the many HBPW employees that volunteer their time and energy to making each event the best it can be. 

Follow the links to the left of this page to learn more about this annual event.

*Volunteers help clean-up a local cemetary due to severe storm damage. 


*Emily and Jeff have fun guiding tours through the WWTP.