Applicants Sought For Vacancy On Utilities Board

DPU News:

Applications are being accepted for a July 1 vacancy on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). 

Interested parties should submit applications by May 15. The BPU is the governing body of the County-owned Department of Public Utilities, which provides the Los Alamos with electric, water, gas and wastewater services. DPU operations include electric production and distribution, water production and distribution, gas distribution and wastewater collection and treatment.

Eligible applicants must be 18 years or older; have been a resident of the County for not less than one year prior to the date of appointment; must be registered to vote in the County; must not hold any public office or be an employee of the County government; and must not conduct any business with the Department of Public Utilities except as a consumer. The current makeup of the BPU allows for an incoming member at this time to have any party affiliation. Members of the BPU work together to serve and represent the best interests of the whole community.

More information on what is required and how to apply can be found by downloading the PDF information sheet online at

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and the public is always welcome. Stay up to date with the DPU by subscribing to the monthly Board Meeting Recap via email, at The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 40 years.

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