This Springfield is not Homer Simpson's hometown, or Abe Lincoln's. City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri supplies electricity, natural gas, and water for residents and businesses in the southwestern Missouri town. The utility, which has about 1,870 miles of power lines and 1,300 miles of natural gas mains, serves about 109,560 electric customers, more than 82,560 natural gas customers, and more than 76,760 water customers. It also operates the municipal bus system, which has 25 regular street buses and five demand/response buses, and serves 213 broadband customers through SpringNet Telecommunications. City Utilities of Springfield has a service region of 320 sq. ml. and serves a base population of 229,000.