During the January meeting of its Board of Commissioners, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) announced that it has contributed $148,848 to three local organizations through the State of Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) program.
With Spring finally upon us, it’s time to start planning for personal and commercial construction projects. Be sure to notify Call Before You Dig (CBYD) as part of your plans.
What is a heat pump? It’s an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system that works year-round to keep your home or business comfortable. During the winter, it collects heat from outdoor air and transfer it inside. During the summer, it doubles as an air conditioner by extracting heat from inside and transferring it outside.
As the weather starts to turn warmer and with everyone spending more time outdoors, it is the time of year when most of us start to think about Spring Cleaning – both inside and outside of our homes. And as this important work gets under way, the City of Norwich is ready to help with our annual refuse and waste collection services.
Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the employees of Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) completed another successful fundraising campaign for the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, raising $20,319. When combined with NPU’s corporate contribution, a total of $25,319 will be contributed to the United Way in 2022.
The Cultural Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Norwich, and helps to improve the economy, vitality, and quality of life in Eastern Connecticut by supporting the arts, cultural, and creative community. They are helping manage and administer $500,000 of Norwich’s ARPA funding for arts and culture to support economic recovery and address the impact of the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.