|Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
Applauded for Exceptional Reliability
March 11, 2016
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2015.
The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA)
- a trade group in Washington, D.C., that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities such as Chillicothe Municipal
Utilities. "This honor recognizes utilities that are statistically thriving when it comes to
reliability," said APPA Senior Vice President, Engineering Services Michael Hyland. APPA took Chillicothe Municipal
Utilities' reliability data compiled through its eReliability Tracker Service and compared it to the top quartile of system outage duration from
national reliability data collected by the Energy Information Administration
- an independent agency that collects, analyzes and disseminates national energy data.
"We work hard to keep the lights on day in and day out," said Jim
Gillilan, General Manager at Chillicothe Municipal Utilities.
"It's nice to see that hard work pay off with this kind of
Water, Refuse Rates to Increase
The Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Board of Public Works approved rate increases for water and refuse service starting
with the April 2016 bill statements. The overall system average increase for water will be 5.8 percent and for
refuse service will 10 percent. While the net effect of the rate increase on customers will vary by volume used, the
average water customer using 6,000 gallons of water per month will see an increase of a $1.35 per month, according
to CMU General Manager Jim Gillilan. The base charge for residential refuse service will increase by $1.25 per
month, while the effect on business refuse customers will vary by container classification. The increases are needed
to cover increased operating costs and infrastructure improvements. The last rate increase for water was in April
2011, while refuse fees increased in April 2014.
January 27, 2016
Electric department crews from Chillicothe Municipal Utilities are working at Walnut and Calhoun streets to replace poles and lines as part of
CMU's ongoing maintenance and repair program. CMU will be replacing all of the poles (approximately 40) and wires on Cherry Street, from First Street to Calhoun. The first step is to rebuild the lines at both ends of the project. The lines and poles at First and Cherry have already been replaced. Now, they are working on the north end.
C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
Down with the
April 1, 2008, C-T
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities workers were laying pipe along Alexander Street Tuesday morning, April 1, 2008. The work is being done as part of a construction project planned on Trenton Road near Danner Park which is slated to begin in mid to late April and continue through August. When the project is complete, the asphalt road will be replaced with a 30-foot-wide concrete road with concrete curb and guttering.
C-T Photo/Laura Schuler