Monthly Archives: October 2016

Be Prepared in the Event of Power Emergencies

There are many safety precautions we can take every day to prevent injuries and protect our personal property and families. However, when Mother Nature strikes, it proves how important it is to be prepared.

With more than 4,000 customers depending on our electric service, storm preparation is one of the most essential measures we take, and just as TTD prepares year-round for potential storm-related power outages, we encourage our customers to prepare as well.

Here are some important tips to consider when preparing for an approaching storm:

  • Listen to weather forecasts and plan ahead
  • If you lose power, use flashlights. Do not use candles or kerosene lamps – they can create a fatal safety hazard
  • Develop a family emergency plan that includes alternative arrangements should the need arise to leave your home. Make provisions for special needs of any family member such as the elderly, disabled, medically affected, or infants. If you are dependent on electric-powered medical equipment, you are encouraged to seek alternate arrangements if your electric service is interrupted
  • Keep the following items on hand: fresh batteries, a portable radio, flashlights, a manual can opener, matches, a battery-operated or wind-up clock, and non-perishable food (canned and dried food)
  • Make a list of emergency phone numbers (including 203-663-6875 to report an outage to TTD) and keep a personal telephone book and one corded phone or cell phone on hand
  • Keep a first-aid kit in your home and one in your car
  • Keep one gallon of bottled water for each person in the household
  • If your home uses well water, fill a bathtub with water for sanitation use
  • Keep cash on hand

Natural disasters can develop gradually or happen quickly with little warning. For this reason, planning for an emergency now can save you and your family much needed time during severe weather conditions.

To learn more about emergency preparedness, visit www.ready.gov for more emergency preparedness tips.

TTD Celebrates Public Power Week, October 2-8

East Norwalk, CT (October 2, 2016) – TTD is celebrating Public Power Week (#PublicPowerWeek), Oct. 2-8, along with over 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans.

For more than 130 years, public power has been a tradition that works across the nation on behalf of its communities and customers. Today, it is a thriving segment of the electric utility industry serving both small communities and large cities in every state except for Hawaii.

“Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity TTD provides to our community,” said TTD General Manager, Jim Smith. “Public power puts the people of East Norwalk first, giving them a voice in the decisions made by the utility,” said Smith.

“For over 100 years, TTD has been proudly serving East Norwalk providing safe and low-cost service,” said Commission Chairman, David Brown.

TTD has organized the following events to commemorate Public Power Week:

  • LED Lightbulb Giveaway – TTD customers can receive 1 2-pack of LED lightbulbs by stopping by the TTD office at 2 Second Street, Wednesday, October 5th through Friday, October 7th. Supplies are limited to the first 100 customers – first-come, first served.
  • Marvin Elementary School Program – TTD staff members will present a program to students, K-5, at Marvin Elementary School on Friday, October 7th. The program will be an interactive demonstration on how power lines transmit electricity to residences and businesses in the community.

About TTD
TTD operates a municipal, ratepayer-owned Electric Department that provides high service, reliable, low-cost electricity to East Norwalk residents and businesses. The company also supports the local community with concerts and holiday events, as well as supporting the East Norwalk Association Library and Norwalk Fire Department Firehouse, and maintaining the East Norwalk Historical Cemetery. The Third Taxing District is governed by a Board of three Commissioners and a Treasurer. The commissioners are elected by the residents to six-year terms. The Treasurer is elected for a two-year term. The Commissioners’ terms of office are staggered so that every two years one commissioner is up for election.

About Public Power Week
Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. The association represents not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power homes, businesses and streets in nearly 2,000 towns and cities, serving 48 million Americans. With no divided loyalties, these utilities are focused on a single mission — providing reliable electricity at a reasonable price, while protecting the environment. Learn more at www.PublicPower.org.

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