Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ electric and water rates are set locally by the Owensboro Utility Commission and the Owensboro City Commission. As a public utility, owned by our customers, these rates reflect only the costs of providing the services. OMU does not have shareholders or pay dividends to private entities. OMU does, however, provide a dividend and free utility services to the City of Owensboro helping to offset the need for additional taxes.