Electric, Sewer, Water:

The Paris Board of Public Utilities, created in 1938, serves all of Henry County with electricity.  The BPU has a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority. The system is served by a 150,000 kW primary station and fourteen distribution stations with a total capacity of 165,000 KVA.

BPU also provides sewer and water services to the residents of the City of Paris.  In addition, the BPU provides the community with wastewater treatment facilities and collection system.

Contact Information:

Board of Public Utilities
117 East Washington Street
P. O. Box 460
Paris, TN  38242
Phone:  731-642-1322
Fax:  731-642-1713
Toll Free:  866-499-2821
email:  parisbpu@parisbpu.org

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Natural Gas

Formed in October, 1953, Paris Henry County Public Utility District distributes natural gas in the City of Paris.  The district is a nonprofit municipal corporation serving the towns of Paris, Puryear, Whitlock, Cottage Grove, Tennessee, and Hazel, Kentucky.

ANR Pipeline Company, a division of El Paso, one of 12 major pipelines in the U. S., has proven to be a reliable supplier. Natural gas has never been curtailed during the 40-year relationship with the gas district.

The Paris-Henry County Gas Utility District serves 6000 residential and commercial customers as well as 14 industrial customers. Rates to industrial customers are negotiable depending upon load and volume.

Facilities are available to deliver gas from four ounces to 250 pounds pressure at the customer meter through lines ranging from 3/4-inch to 6-inch.

Contact Information:

Paris Henry County Public Utility District
215 W. Wood Street
P. O. Box 309
Paris, TN  38242
(731) 642-5635 (+ 24-Hour Emergency Contact)
Fax: (731) 642-767
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Payment Locations:
* Online – (see link ‘PAY MY BILL’ top, right side of screen).
* Security Bank & Trust Company – any bank location, prior to due date with statement.
* EW James & Sons – 1301 W Wood Street – inside at customer service desk.
* Night Drop – on the side of 215 W Wood St.

Optional Payment Methods:
* Bank Draft
* Budget Payments
* Credit Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, & Discover

 

 

Telephone

BellSouth’s stored program control switching system and its fiber optic transmission network provides 100% digital connectivity and high-speed data access to businesses in the Paris and Big Sandy exchanges. BellSouth Long Distance service plans and toll-free calling plans are also available to homes and businesses.

DSL Internet service is available to qualified locations in Paris. Charter Communications offers residential local and long distance service with up to 10 calling features. An enhanced 911 system is operational in Henry County.