Announcements

Utility Bills on the Rise

Many of Hastings Utilities’ customers are experiencing higher than normal utility bills this winter season. There are several elements that are contributing to the increased cost. First, retail utili...

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2021 Water Quality Report Now Available

The Hastings 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available, showing important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the City of Hastings water system to provide safe water....

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Utilities Department warns of scam attempts

Utility scam attempts are on the rise and the Hastings Utilities Department wants customers to be aware of the latest tricks scammers are using to get money or personal information. The department is...

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Utility Advisory Board Meeting Canceled

The Hastings Utility Advisory Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13, has been canceled. Current agenda items will be moved to the agenda for the next meeting, set for 9 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Ci...

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Share the Warmth program begins for another season

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A DONOR The Hastings Utilities Department and the Salvation Army are teaming up to keep families warm all winter long. The Share the Warmth program is back for another year, whi...

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Residential Water Sales Tax Exemption

On Oct. 1, a bill passed by the Nebraska Legislature went into effect, effectively eliminating residential water tax in the state. LB26 exempts the gross receipts received from the sale, lease or ren...

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Utilities business office to close for Veterans Day

The City of Hastings offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Front desk services will be unavailable at the Hastings Police Department, Hastings Fire and Rescue, C...

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Share the Warmth this Winter Season

Chilly Months Have Arrived Last winter, La Niña was a driving force that shaped the weather patterns across the country throughout the season. La Niña is a phenomenon that occurs when the water near ...

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Utilities customer service fees to change with new budget

The Hastings Utilities Department is updating its customer service fees after the city’s new budget was approved by the Hastings City Council on Sept. 13. Beginning on Oct. 1, the following customer ...

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Hastings Utilities Department warns of scam attempts

Scammers are once again disguising themselves as the Hastings Utilities Department, and customers are asked to be aware of these attempts to get their money or personal information. The department re...

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Renovations complete at Fisher Fountain

Renovations and repairs for Fisher Fountain are complete after nearly six months of work. The fountain was tested on the Fourth of July before being turned back off for finishing touches and programm...

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Customer Connect to be unavailable

The Hastings Utilities Department's Customer Connect service will be temporarily unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, June 4 until 8 a.m. Monday, June 7 for scheduled maintenance. We appreciate your patie...

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Power pole, transmission line inspections planned

The Hastings Utilities Department has hired a Denver-based company to inspect power poles and transmission lines across a portion of the city beginning next week. Utility Asset Management Inc. is exp...

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Utilities Department recognized for reliable service

The Hastings Utilities Department has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2020. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a ...

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Rent and utilities assistance available for Hastings residents

The State of Nebraska launched its Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to provide assistance for renters struggling to pay both rent and utilities as a result of COVID-19 financial hardship. Th...

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Utilities Department is by your side after cold snap

February Cold Snap The entire Midwest saw unprecedented subzero temperatures during the month of February, forcing heating systems to work overtime to keep families warm. While the Hastings Utilities...

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Utilities Department halts rolling blackouts

The City of Hastings Utilities Department has halted the rolling blackouts across the city, but residents are encouraged to continue energy conservation efforts over the next day to avoid the need for...

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Unprecedented demand for energy forces rolling blackouts

Due to unprecedented energy demand brought on by the cold weather, The City of Hastings Utilities Department has been asked to dramatically reduce its energy consumption by the Southwest Power Pool, a...

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