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MidAmerican Energy

The Council Bluffs region is served by MidAmerican Energy and several rural electric cooperatives, which consistently provides reliable service to customers and energy rates below regional or national averages.

  • MidAmerican provides service to 770,000 electric customers and 751,000 natural gas customers in a 10,600-square mile area in Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
  • MidAmerican Energy is proud to be a company that is committed to environmental responsibility and willing to play a leading role in developing sustainable, climate-friendly solutions to meet customers' energy needs while keeping costs reasonable and affordable.
  • MidAmerican Energy is No. 1 in the U.S. among rate-regulated utilities in ownership of wind-powered generation. As part of its 100% renewable vision, MidAmerican Energy anticipates that renewable generation will equate to more than 90% of its customers' annual electricity usuage by 2020.
  • MidAmerican’s (Iowa) Average Industrial rate was $0.0516/kWh vs. a national average of $0.0688/kWh.
    (Source: EEC Summer 2017 Typical Bills and Average Rates Report)
  • MidAmerican Energy is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

Sam Wagner
MidAmerican Energy
(712) 233-4850


Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy serves the Council Bluffs region. properties in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska allowing buying clout that ensures its customers the most competitive prices.

  • Ample capacity: Production volumes over 9.1 million (Mcfe) per year and reserves of nearly 56,000 (MMcf).
  • Redundancy: There are 214 miles of interstate gas transmission pipelines and 12,114 miles of gas distribution mains and service lines across Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Reliability: Black Hills Energy delivers natural gas to its customers at 99.9 percent reliability.
  • Competitiveness: Offer competitive pricing, multiple transmission line options, and dependable infrastructure.
  • By the Numbers: There are 348,631 customers, 607 employees, and 236 communities served across Nebraska and Iowa as well as a corporate office located just over the river in Nebraska.

Matt O’Reilly
Black Hills Energy
(712) 325-3001 


Each municipality provides water service to their respective area. The region also has rural water districts serving areas outside the municipal boundaries. The region’s abundant water supply is fed by the Missouri River.

The Council Bluffs new water treatment facility is designed to increase its capacity by 5 million gallons per day.


Each municipality operates sewage treatment facilities for their respective areas.



The metropolitan area is a national leader in telecommunications and related industries, being strategically located at the convergence of several national fiber optic networks with multiple points of presence (POPs) located in the metro area.

Council Bluffs, Iowa is one of only five locations in the U.S., and the only location in the Midwest, with a billion-dollar investment in server farms. (Source: Data Center Knowledge, 2013)

In Council Bluffs, local telephone service is offered by CenturyLink. Services include frame relay service, ISDN, SHARP, transparent LAN service, and synchronous service transport.


Cox Communications also offers local telephone service.

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Waste Management

Waste Management of Nebraska offers waste management solutions in an environmentally-friendly manner is crucial to your business. The experts at Waste Management assess your waste streams and develop the right recycling and disposal solution for you.

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  • 149 W. Broadway
  • Council Bluffs, IA 51503
  • Phone 712-325-1000
  • Toll Free 1-800-228-6878
  • Fax 712-322-5698
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