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Read tips to stay safe around electricity, save energy and learn the value of your cooperative membership.


June 2020

Prevent electrical shock drowning with these dock safety tips

Summertime is here, which means we’re ready for a nice dip in the water. For those of us heading to the lake, it’s important to be aware of the electrical dangers you may encounter around the dock. Before you head out on the water, take some time to read through these tips so you can keep yourself and your family safe. 

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May 2020

5 ways to keep your family safe from electrical dangers this tornado season

When spring and summer arrive, it means one thing in the Midwest: tornado season. If you’ve lived here for a while, you’re likely no stranger to tornado season. Whether you’ve been here your whole life or you’re a recent transplant to the area, you still may not be aware of all you need to do to stay safe during a tornado. It only takes one mistake to endanger yourself and those around you. Before the next storm, check out these five tips to keep yourself and others safe. 

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April 2020

Keeping your electricity reliable and affordable - no matter what

If you’re a co-op member, you understand that cooperatives are different from your traditional utility company. Cooperatives are driven by our desire to provide the best utility service to all, with each of us playing a part as members of the cooperative. In times such as these, it’s more important than ever for members, like you, to know how critical you are to our mission, and what your cooperative is doing for you to ensure your power is always safe and operational. Today, we want to assure you that your co-op is providing you with reliable, affordable power, no matter what else is going on in the world. 

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March 2020

What are the rules of electrical right-of-way maintenance?

When we flip a switch, we expect a light to turn on. When we plug our hair dryer in, we expect it to work. We understand how our appliances connect to electricity, but we don’t spend much time thinking about how our electricity gets to us. The answer is in our power lines — power lines are able to carry electricity from miles away to make sure we can accomplish tasks as minor as using an electric toothbrush and as major as keeping our family from overheating in the summer. Power lines are a necessity to our lives, and your co-op is responsible for making sure your power lines are working as efficiently and as safely as possible. 

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February 2020

Keep your family safe from electrical fires in four easy steps 

Our homes are a place of happiness and safety, a place to sit and relax with those who matter most to us. When something threatens that safety, it’s important to address it immediately to protect both ourselves and those we love. This is especially the case for electrical issues in our homes. Not only can these issues appear out of nowhere, they can cause dangerous fires that can seriously injure those living inside the home. 

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