In 1936, Chelan County residents voted to form their own public utility district, now know as Chelan County PUD- giving them the chance to celebrate National Public Power week-- this week.
National Public Power Week is a chance to highlight all the tremendous benefits that a customer-owned utility brings to the community. Here in Chelan that includes low cost, clean, renewable power to fiber telecommunications, water and wastewater services and the network of 14 beautiful parks along the Columbia River and Lake Chelan.
Kimberlee Craig, Public Information Officer for Chelan County PUD, says they are joining about 2,000 public utilities across the country this week in celebrating the affordable rates, community involvement and care for the environment that are among the many benefits of public power..."CLICK HERE" for Audio
As part of the Public Power Week celebration, Chelan PUD is putting an extra emphasis on winter storm preparedness. There are a lot of great tips at chelanpud.org. And, if you like Chelan PUD on Facebook before this Sunday, October 13- you will be entered for a chance to win a battery-powered emergency portable weather radio.