The Electric Department serves approximately 2,475 customers. This department maintains all the distribution lines and transformers in the City. There are 230 miles of electric lines, 584 Street Lights and 424 Transformers.
The department operates two bucket trucks and a Digger Derek, which is used for digging holes for electrical poles.
The Electric Department Senior Foreman is Patrick Reinecke, who supervises three employees, Lee Sifton, Dan Chamberlin and Troy Craven who are needed for the 2,475 customers they service.
The City of Eaton Rapids is also proud to have its own Generation Facility. The City of Eaton Rapids has two dual fuel diesel/natural gas generators. The engines are housed in a building that was constructed at the Public Works Department on Market Street. They are Fairbank Morse O.P. Engines.
Generator Technician Jon Flower