Brookings Municipal Utilities (BMU) has proudly served the Brookings community with electric, water and wastewater services since 1893. It was at that time, the citizens of Brookings voted to put these vital services in the care of our city officials. In 1899, telephone services were first brought into the community by a private business, but in 1903, the citizens of Brookings once again voted for the City to assume the operation of these services.
These enterprise funds were managed and controlled by the City of Brookings until 1970, when the community voted to vest management and control in an autonomous, five member, Utility Board, appointed by the Mayor and City Commission.
Today, BMU continues to proudly serve the Brookings community with reliable, quality power, water, wastewater and communication services. We have progressed over the years and have expanded our products and services but our commitment to the community holds true and is at the heart of all that we do. Our goal is to serve our customers in the very best and most economical way possible. We are committed to exceeding your expectations as your utility and telecommunications provider.