M.U.D. is a publicly-owned natural gas and water utility. Three features distinguish publicly-owned utilities from investor-owned utilities:
- Low rates
- Service by those who work and live in the community, and
- Local control over utility policies through elected directors from our service area.
Investor-owned utilities must divide their focus between stockholders and customers. Most of what is done by private utilities will be done to maximize shareholder returns.
Since our stockholders are our customers, our focus on "customers only" allows M.U.D. customer-owners to enjoy reliable, quality service at rates that are among the lowest in the United States.
Visit the "Rates and Fees" links under the Natural Gas and Water tabs to see comparison charts with other U.S. cities.