About BMU

Bryan Municipal Utilities is a customer-owned, non-profit municipal utility providing the best quality water, electric, and communications services to the residents of Bryan, Ohio.

Summer Heat May Bring Higher Utility Bills

Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) says customers may see higher summer utility bills as a result of continued warmer temperatures. “BMU tracks local cooling degree days (CDDs) to help assess weather-related impacts on customer electric use and, ultimately, bills,” according to BMU Operations Manager Dawn Fitzcharles. “Cooling degree days are calculated using the number of degrees [...]

By | 2018-07-17T12:55:51+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

West Bryan Street Water Main Replacement to Begin July 12

Media Release   July 10, 2018   For Immediate Release   For additional information contact: Nathan Gardner Engineering Supervisor Email: ngardner@cityofbryan.com Phone: 419.633.6140   Bryan Municipal Utilities’ (BMU) West Bryan Street Water Main Replacement Project is tentatively slated to begin on Thursday, July 12. The project area includes West Bryan Street from Vine Street to [...]

By | 2018-07-10T16:12:43+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant Receives PUCO Certification

The Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant is located on the Auglaize River southwest of Defiance, Ohio. The facility, constructed in 1912, was purchased by Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) in 1996 as a long-term, zero-emissions power supply resource. In 2017, the Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant achieved its second highest yearly energy production, generating enough electricity to supply the annual [...]

By | 2018-06-07T09:57:50+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BMU experiences system-wide electric service interruption

  At 11:11 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, service to all Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) electric customers was interrupted. Crews were immediately dispatched to investigate the cause of the service interruption. It was determined that last night’s adverse weather caused a windborne tree limb to come in contact with a lightning arrestor, causing a short [...]

By | 2018-06-01T11:26:36+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BMU to issue peak alerts to help trim electric bills

Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) will again ask for customer assistance in managing peak electric demands during periods of hot, humid weather this summer in an effort to save money on local electric bills. A significant portion of BMU’s power supply cost is based on how much electricity the community uses during peak demand periods. These [...]

By | 2018-05-31T10:06:25+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BMU Recognized for Reliable Electric Service

Bryan Municipal Utilities recently received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric service reliability in 2017. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (www.PublicPower.org), the trade association that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. APPA helps members track electric service interruption and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker program and then [...]

By | 2018-05-29T20:53:36+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bryan Fire Hydrant Flushing Program Begins

Spring is in the air, so that means it is time for spring cleaning—or flushing—for Bryan Municipal Utilities’ water distribution crew. The Bryan Water Department began its annual water main flushing program on April 12. The program will take approximately three weeks to complete. “We start by flushing large diameter water mains and then move [...]

By | 2018-05-29T20:53:36+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

South Walnut Water Main Work to Begin April 9

Construction of Bryan Municipal Utilities’ South Walnut/East South Street Water Main Improvement Project is tentatively slated to begin Monday, April 9.  The project area includes South Walnut Street from Maple to South streets and East South Street from Walnut Street to Meadowbrook Road. The project includes replacement of aging four- and eight-inch cast iron lines [...]

By | 2018-05-29T20:53:36+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Street Light Outage Reporter

We want to keep our neighborhoods well lit and safe at night. Do you know of a streetlight problem? Please report it so we can repair it promptly. All you need to know to report a problem is the pole number and/or the location of the streetlight.  Click the link for more information: www.cityofbryan.net/street-light-outage/

By | 2018-05-29T20:53:36+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments