Each year, the HBPW participates in several community outreach programs throughout the City of Hannibal. We believe that volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements. As volunteers, we hope to strengthen our community through supporting families, improving schools, supporting our youth, and beautifying the community.
As a business, the HBPW believes that by volunteering, we can build camaraderie and teamwork among our employees and unite people from different backgrounds to work towards a common goal. We are proud to invest in the City of Hannibal and the people that live here!
Click on any of the links to the left of this page to view the different community outreach programs that the HBPW participates in.
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 right of this page to learn more about this annual event.
*Volunteers help clean-up a local cemetery due to severe storm damage.
*Emily and Jeff have fun guiding tours through Hannibal's Water Treatment Plant
The Hannibal Board of Public Works strives to educate the public on electrical safety at an early age. Each spring, the HBPW partners with local schools to present electrical safety presentations and demonstrations to 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students as well as middle school classes. These presentations educate students on electrical safety in and around their home by presenting several common situations that could cause damage or injury to themselves and others. Kids will learn how electricity gets to their home, how to recognize dangers that may be overlooked throughout the house, and when it is necessary to call the Hannibal Board of Public Works for assistance.
These presentations last approximately 45 minutes, with plenty of time for a Q&A session. Each student also receives an interactive take-home booklet that features tons of fun games and stories about electrical safety.
Please call (573) 221-8050 x6034 to schedule a presentation with your organization.
*Journeyman Linemen, Mark Salter and Matt Livesay, speak to a group of elementary students during an assembly.
*Lineman, Matt Livesay, demonstrates how he safely climbs a utility pole to make repairs.
*Journeyman Linemen, Mark Salter and Matt Livesay, speak to a Middle School class about electrical safety.
*One lucky student receives a ride in the Bucket Truck.
Kids in Motion
Every summer, the HBPW participates in Douglass Community Services' Kids in Motion program. This 8-week program is designed to help local students value hard work, their futures, and their communities. The HBPW enjoys educating the youth about their local utility through interactive, hands-on experiences within this program.
*Facilities Supervisor, Lance Kendrick and Sewer Service Person, Bob Dillon explain how the HBPW performs maintenance in our sewers.
*Ron Conger, WTP Senior Operator, explains how water is treated at the Water Treatment Plant.
*Jared Stewart, Electric Line Superintendent, discusses how power is restored when an outage occurs.
Each year, in partnership with Douglass Community Services, our employees volunteer to put together meals (buddy packs) for local school aged children. These buddy packs ensure children do not go without a meal when they are not in school.
Missouri Stream Team
Seasonally, employees who are members of our Missouri Stream Team will pick up and discard trash found in our local streams. This community initiative helps keep our local streams clean so that our stormwater infrastructure operates properly and efficiently.