Electric Distribution

Repairing electrical lineOverview

The Department of Utilities delivers electricity to our customers' homes through a system of cabling, transformers and substations.

We maintain approximately 394 miles of cabling - 261.69 miles of overhead and 132.06 miles of underground. To maintain our excellent levels of service, 2- hour availability of crews is required year around.


The Distribution Department contains two divisions; Line and Service totaling 20 employees who can respond to emergencies. During major storms the Utilities Departments has an emergency center that is activated. The Distribution Department is also responsible for maintaining all traffic signals and street lights within the city.

The distribution department has started two long term projects to improve the safety and reliability of the system. These projects include the replacement of substation breakers and upgrading customer substations. These are multi-year budgeted projects expected to complete in 2015.

Our customers will see the benefits of these changes through fewer outages caused by equipment failure and stability in electric rates.