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The business office is located at:
92 Steele Street Jamestown, NY

The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700

Our telephone number is:
(716) 661-1660

Office hours are:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday

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Tree Trimming

  • Sealed proposals will be received by the officers of the Board of Public Utilities, City of Jamestown, New York, at its 92 Steele Street office until 1:00 PM EST on Monday, November 13, 2017 for furnishing labor and equipment to perform tree clearing work as directed by the Board of Public Utilities.
  • Fittings, Valve Boxes and Elbows

  • Sealed bids will be received by the officers of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), City of Jamestown, New York, at its 92 Steele Street office until 1:00 PM EST on November 28, 2017 for Fittings, Valve Boxes and Elbows.
  • Water Hydrants, Pipe and Valves

  • Sealed bids will be received by the officers of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), City of Jamestown, New York, at its 92 Steele Street office until 1:00 PM EST on November 28, 2017 for Water Hydrants, Pipe and Valves.

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    recycling symbolRemoving Recyclables from BPU Bins Is Illegal in the City

    Removing recyclables from Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) residential recycling bins in the City is illegal.

    This early-morning/late-night practice by numerous people in the BPU Solid Waste territory led Jamestown City Council members to pass a local resolution against such actions.

    The resolution reads, “Ownership of recyclables set out for collection shall thereupon vest with the City of Jamestown. It shall be unlawful for any person other than a person authorized by the City of Jamestown to collect, remove or dispose of recyclables, the ownership of which as vested with the City of Jamestown as herein provided.”

    Complaints by customers witnessing people removing items from their recycling bins have been noted. Now that the act of removing recyclables from bins has been deemed illegal, customers may report such activity by calling the Jamestown Police Dispatch Line at 661-7090.

    Energy Efficiency.Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Customers Advises Customers to Utilize 2017 Energy Efficiency Programs Before Expected 2018 Changes

    The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) advises electric customers interested in certain BPU Energy Efficiency programs to utilize them prior to expected changes starting in 2018. Commercial and industrial customers proposing rebate projects which require pre-approval must submit applications by December 1, with completion by December 31.

    Each year, the BPU Energy Efficiency Programs are redesigned or concluded as team members work to analyze program usage and costs. The goal is to provide customers with the greatest amount of energy and financial savings at the lowest cost.

    Specifically, the Residential Attic Insulation Program is expected to sunset at the end of December, 2017. Currently, individuals who own residential property in the BPU electric service territory and use permanently installed electric heating equipment as the primary heat source are eligible to participate in the program. Rebates are limited to fifty percent of the cost of material and $500 maximum per building and $5,000 per person.

    Two industrial and commercial programs also are expected to end by December 31 and potential applicants should speak to BPU Energy Efficiency Coordinator Dan Reynolds for required pre-approval by December 1. Funded work must be completed by December 31, 2017.

    The first is the Jamestown Weatherization Program for Commercial and Industrial Customers that offers customers rebates for energy efficiency projects which improve the thermal envelope of commercial and industrial buildings to lower energy consumption. Commercial and industrial customers classified as Service Class 2 or 3, who use electric or district heat as their primary heat source, qualify. Rebates involve strip doors; air sealing; insulation of walls, ceilings, pipes and floors; and installation of windows and doors. Certain restrictions apply.

    The second is the Customized Incentive Program for Commercial and Industrial Customers that will not be continuing in 2018. The goal of this program is to assist commercial and industrial customers with improving their efficient use of electricity in a way that customers believe is most beneficial to them. Commercial and industrial customers classified as Service Class 2, 3 or 6 qualify for the program, with rebates up to $15,000 in one year. This program requires pre-approval as well.

    Full information on these three programs is available on the BPU website at www.jamestownbpu by clicking the white Energy Efficiency Opportunities icon; in the BPU Customer Service Office; or by contacting Energy Efficiency Coordinator Dan Reynolds at dreynolds@jamestownbpu.com or 661-1646 weekdays.

    BPU General Manager David Leathers remarked that the BPU traditionally proposes its new year’s programs to the Board in the fall of each year.

    “Our Energy Efficiency team works throughout the year to determine what programs provide the most energy savings for our customers and the most value to the overall system,” noted Leathers. “We evaluate the value of each program with regard to energy efficiency, cost savings, customer participation and overall system benefit. The team expects to present 2018 programs to our Board in the next two months.”

    Energy Efficiency Programs

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