Who We Are

Administrative & Support Services

Peru Utilities administrative and support services include meter reading, billing, customer services, management, and accounting staff. Technical support services are provided by an engineering supervisor, electrical engineer, safety manager, SCADA technician, CAD operator, and electronics technician.

City Services

Peru Utilities bills on behalf of the City of Peru for city trash collection services. The Utility collects the payments and forwards them to the City less a small monthly charge for the Utility's expense. Questions about actual trash collection services are directed to the Street Department or to City Hall since the Street Department remains under the supervision of the City rather than by Peru Utilities.

Wastewater Collection & Treatment – Water Management Division
  • Peru Operations - Serves approximately 4,800 customers, generally within the corporation boundaries of the City of Peru. The Department operates and maintains 65 miles of sewer collection system, most of which are combined sanitary and storm sewers, as well as an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant rated at a maximum capacity of 8 million gallons per day with a peak of 26 million gallons per day.
  • Grissom Aeroplex Operations - Serves approximately 1,200 customers within the boundaries of the former Grissom Air Force Base. The Department operates and maintains approximately 35 miles of sanitary sewers and 30 miles of storm sewers. Wastewater treatment is provided by a sequencing batch reactor rated at 1 million gallons per day and a conventional activated sludge facility rated at 2.5 million gallons per day.
  • Peru Stormwater Operations - Serves approximately 4,750 customers, generally within the corporate boundaries of the City of Peru. The Department maintains the Utility's storm sewers throughout the system.
Water Treatment & Distribution – Water Management Division
  • Peru Operations - Serves approximately 4,750 customers, generally within the corporation boundaries of the City of Peru. Raw water is obtained from the Teays River Aquifer by 4 wells having a maximum capacity of 9.5 million gallons per day. The treatment plant has a maximum capacity of 4 million gallons per day. The Peru Operations has a total of 3.35 million gallons of treated water storage capacity.
  • Grissom Aeroplex Operations - Serves approximately 1,200 customers within the boundaries of the former Grissom Air Force Base. Raw water is obtained from 3 wells having a maximum capacity of 3 million gallons per day. The water treatment plant has a maximum capacity of 2 million gallons per day. The Grissom Aeroplex Operations has a total of 2.1 million gallons of treated water storage capacity.
Electric Division

The Electric Division serves approximately 10,300 customers in a service area that covers nearly 100 square miles. The Transmission and Distribution Department operates and maintains 5 substations having a total of 140 MVA of transformation capacity as well as 319 circuit miles of primary distribution lines. The Department also operates 12 miles of 69 KV transmission line.

Peru Utilities is a full-requirements purchaser of wholesale electricity from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency. The Agency jointly owns or controls approximately 950 MW of generating capacity for the economic benefit of 60 municipal utility members.