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About Peru Utilities

Mission Statement

As stewards of the electric power, water, wastewater and stormwater resources in our community, our mission is to provide utility services in a dependable, competitively priced and environmentally responsible manner. We accomplish this through sound leadership, effective communication, public involvement and superior customer service.

Peru Utilities is committed to continuous improvement through employee empowerment, education and innovation.

General Information

Peru Utilities is a municipally owned, multiple service utility company providing electric, water and wastewater treatment services to the community of Peru, Indiana, the neighboring Grissom Aeroplex and 1/3 of rural Miami County, Indiana. Total operating revenues are approximately $31.5 million.

Operating Divisions

Electric Division

The Electric Division serves approximately 10,300 customers in a service area that covers nearly 100 square miles. The Transmission and Distribution Department operates and maintains five substations having a total of 140 MVA of transformation capacity as well as 319 circuit miles of primary distribution lines. The Department also operates 12 miles of 69 KV transmission line.

Peru Utilities is a full-requirements purchaser of wholesale electricity from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency. The Agency jointly owns or controls approximately 950 MW of generating capacity for the economic benefit of 60 municipal utility members.

Water Treatment and Distribution - Water Management Division

Peru Operations - Serves approximately 4,750 customers, generally within the corporation boundaries of the City of Peru. Raw water is obtained from the Teays River Aquifer by four wells having a maximum capacity of 9.5 million gallons per day. The treatment plant has a maximum capacity of four million gallons per day. The Peru Operations has a total of 3.35 million gallons of treated water storage capacity.

Grissom Aeroplex Operations - Serves approximately 1,200 customers within the boundaries of the former Grissom Air Force Base. Raw water is obtained from three wells having a maximum capacity of three million gallons per day. The water treatment plant has a maximum capacity of two million gallons per day. The Grissom Aeroplex Operations has a total of 2.1 million gallons of treated water storage capacity.

Wastewater Collection and Treatment - Water Management Division

Peru Operations - Serves approximately 4,800 customers, generally within the corporation boundaries of the City of Peru. The Department operates and maintains 65 miles of sewer collection system, most of which are combined sanitary and storm sewers, as well as an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant rated at a maximum capacity of eight million gallons per day with a peak of 26 million gallons per day.

Grissom Aeroplex Operations - Serves approximately 1,200 customers within the boundaries of the former Grissom Air Force Base. The Department operates and maintains approximately 35 miles of sanitary sewers and 30 miles of storm sewers. Wastewater treatment is provided by a sequencing batch reactor rated at one million gallons per day and a conventional activated sludge facility rated at 2.5 million gallons per day.

Peru Stormwater Operations - Serves approximately 4,750 customers, generally within the corporate boundaries of the City of Peru. The Department maintains the Utility's storm sewers throughout the system.

City Services

Peru Utilities bills on behalf of the City of Peru for city trash collection services. The Utility collects the payments and forwards them to the City less a small monthly charge for the Utility's expense. Questions about actual trash collection services are directed to the Street Department or to City Hall since the Street Department remains under the supervision of the City rather than by Peru Utilities.


Administrative & Support Services

Peru Utilities administrative and support services include the meter reading, billing, customer services, management and accounting staff. Technical support services are provided by an engineering supervisor, electrical engineer, safety manager, SCADA technician, CAD operator and electronics technician.
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