NPU provides ECHO with $500,000 tax credit contribution to support multi-family housing rehabilitation projects in Norwich NPU’s support for ECHO

NORWICH – On Wednesday, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) announced an investment of $500,000 through the State’s Housing Tax Credit Contribution Program to Eastern Connecticut Housing Opportunities (ECHO) for upgrades to 3 multi-family rental homes with 67 dwelling units. All three properties are located in Norwich and rented to low-, very-low, and extremely-low income households.

Congressman Courtney visits NPU to discuss federal investment opportunities

Congressman Joe Courtney visited Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) in November to discuss a variety of infrastructure and economic development projects that could be suitable for federal investment in light of the bill recently signed into law by President Biden. The NPU projects span all four utility services – natural gas, electric, water, and wastewater, in addition to projects that could support economic development in Norwich in the years ahead.

Natural Gas Safety: Removing snow from meters

Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) reminds natural gas customers to be aware of a number of safety tips regarding their gas meters this winter. It is important to keep the area around the meter free from snow so, that fire departments and other emergency response agency personnel have access to gas meters in case of an emergency shut-off situation.

Ten Programs to save you money:

Programs to save you money: NPU offers a variety of programs and rebates to save customers money by lowering energy consumption and improving energy efficiency.

A minute with the Mayor: Staying strong and optimistic in 2022

As we begin 2022, I fully understand that just about everyone in our community has been as patient and persistent as they could have possibly been over the past 21 months. There has been so much change, delay and inconvenience related to the pandemic, above and beyond all of the sickness, death and sadness in Norwich and around the world. But I have always been a firm believer in the old adage that adversity does not develop one’s character; it reveals it.

NPU marks Public Power Week with a contribution to UCFS

In recognition of Public Power Week (October 3-9, 2021), Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) made a $1,000 donation to United Community & Family Services (UCFS) in recognition of the outstanding job its front-line healthcare workers have done for the region throughout the pandemic.

Norwich to consider Pension Obligation Bonds this November

In August, the Norwich City Council adopted an ordinance in the amount of $145,000,000 in connection with the issuance of general obligation pension bonds to fund the liabilities of the City of Norwich Employees’ Retirement Plan. The Council also voted to submit the appropriation and bonding authorization to the voters of Norwich for approval at a referendum to be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021 election.

NPU Board approves increase in funding for NCDC

Additional $75,000 added to $150,000 in FY22 NPU budget In April, the NPU Board of Commissioners approved increasing its annual financial contribution to the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) by $75,000, bringing its total support for Fiscal Year 2022 to $225,000. “NPU has not increased its level of financial support for NCDC since the inception