75 Years And Counting

Jan 6, 2020

City Utilities to Commemorate 75 Years as Public Utility Provider

On March 26, 2020, City Utilities of Springfield will celebrate 75 years of providing reliable utility service to the residents and businesses of Springfield. City Utilities (CU) was formed in 1945 by City Council to provide electric and natural gas service to the community. The water utility was purchased 12 years later in 1957 to add to the services provided by CU.

“The decision and investment by those community leaders in 1945 was one that would set the cornerstone for growth and reliable utility services in Springfield for years to come,” said Gary Gibson, City Utilities General Manger. “We’re very proud of what CU has accomplished in the past 75 years and we look forward to more innovations and opportunities to serve our community and customers in the years to come.”

City Utilities will be providing historical information on the utility throughout the year and specifically near the 75th anniversary date of March 26, 2020. Stories and photos will be available on our website and social media sites.


City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in southwest Missouri since 1945 with electricity, natural gas, water, broadband, and public transportation services. City Utilities is overseen by a governing board composed of local citizens. Over 114,000 CU customers enjoy electricity prices among the lowest in the United States, the convenience of one bill for all utilities, and dependable hometown services delivered with a personal touch