In the years leading up to Easton Utilities founding in 1914, Mayor Martin Higgins was determined to bring his vision of “a modern sewer system, well-paved, hard surface streets, concrete gutters and sidewalks, and municipally owned and operated water, gas and electric plants” to life. He launched a campaign to rally community support, lobby for authorization from the state legislature, and secure permission from the Maryland Public Service Commission. In 1923, Easton became the first municipality in the state to own all of its utilities, an arrangement that is still unique today. Easton Utilities is responsible for the operation, management and maintenance of the electric, water, wastewater, natural gas, cable television and internet utility services for the Town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area. For more than a century, Easton Utilities has been focused on efficient operations and technological innovations.