The Zeeland Board of Public Works (ZBPW) is a municipally owned water and electric utility serving the City of Zeeland (City) and its surrounding community.
The Board of Public Works is a semi-autonomous five member commission approved by City Council to serve staggered five-year terms. The Board is responsible to City Council, and Zeeland citizens, for the prudent operation of the City’s water and electric utilities.
Certain employees and facilities are shared operationally between the two utilities and with other departments of the City of Zeeland. All utility costs are segregated (joint expenses are shared proportionally) and financed solely through the revenues generated by their respective utility sales. Financing for large capital assets have been generally obtained through issuing tax-exempt municipal revenue bonds.