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Posted on: October 17, 2021

More home fires occur during cold winter months than any other time of the year

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Make sure to follow these important tips when using a space heater! #WinterSafety  #ESFIdotorg

  • Space heaters are only meant to provide supplemental heat and should never be used to warm bedding, cook food, dry clothing or thaw pipes.
  • Make sure your...
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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Save Energy While Enjoying Football Season

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  • A home equipped with TVs, set-top boxes, a Blu-ray player and a home theatre in a box that have earned the ENERGY STAR, can save nearly $140 over the life of the products.
  • If you’re streaming video, laptops and tablets use the least amount of energy. If yo...
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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Experiencing a problem with outdoor lighting?

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Use this online form to report non-emergency problems with outdoor lighting or check on the status of a previous Citizen Request.

Dial 911 for emergencies.  

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Power & Water News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Commit to saving water in 2022

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"We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one." — Jacques Cousteau

Take the "I'm for Water" pledge" and use the 2022 resolutions checklist to help you use less water (and spend less on your utility bills!) year round. ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Are you interested in lowering your heating costs this winter?

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Although it may seem counter intuitive, the sun can be a good source of heat during the winter. Open curtains, blinds and shades on your south-facing windows to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home during daytime hours.  When the sun goes d...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

$avings Project: Reduce heat loss from your fireplace

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  • Keep your fireplace damper closed tightly when not in use. Keeping the damper open is like keeping an open window wide open during the winter; it allows warm air to go right up the chimney.
  • If you never use your fireplace, plug and seal the chimney flue.
  • If...
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Power & Water News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Rule Your Attic!

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Sealing air leaks around your home and adding insulation can help you be more comfortable and can save up to 11% on your home's energy bill. The attic is where you can often find the greatest opportunities to increase energy efficiency.   Do you ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

Are you losing heat and money because of your fireplace?

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Designed more for show, traditional open masonry fireplaces should not be considered heating devices. Traditional fireplaces draw in as much as 300 cubic feet per minute of heated room air for combustion, then send it straight up the chimney. Fireplaces a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Do you know why it's important to always call 811 before your digging projects?

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Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811 to get underground utilities located and marked.  Every few minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. &...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

WATER'S WORTH IT: YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO STORM WATER POLLUTION:

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  1. Never dump anything onto the street, down a storm drain or into a drainage ditch.  
  2. Pick up after your pet. Bag it and throw it into the trash.
  3. Compost or bag your leaves and grass clippings for curbside collection.   If your sanitation se...
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