A minute with the Mayor: Time for Spring Cleaning in Norwich

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. 

NPU commits $25,319 to United Way for 2022

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.

NPU supports Cultural Coalition

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 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.

Customers appreciate NPU response to Tropical Storm Henri

In August, Southeastern Connecticut was struck by Tropical Storm Henri, which at its peak produced sustained winds of 40 mph and heavy rain, resulting in more than 2,500 NPU customers losing power during the height of the storm. Through the hard work of our crews, all customers had power safely restored within 24 hours of