Easton Utilities will recognize national Public Power & Public Natural Gas Week from October 4 – 10, 2020. This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having community-owned power and natural gas utilities. “This is an ideal time to remind our customers of the many benefits of public power and gas including lower rates, increased reliability and exceptional customer service through local employees,” said James P. Crowley, Natural Gas Department Manager for Easton Utilities.
Easton Utilities is a member of the American Public Power Association and the American Public Gas Association. These associations advocate and advise on various policy, trends, training and operations. They provide benchmarks and standards for all member utilities to use for measurement and accountability. “We’ve certainly seen our share of challenges this year, but we continue to pull together with a common goal: keeping the Town of Easton powered,” said John E. Hines, Electric Department Manager for Easton Utilities. “We’ve proven that, despite the challenges, we power on.”
Having a public power and natural gas utility is good for the community for many reasons including:
- Customer Service: As a not-for-profit entity, public power and gas utilities focus on service, rather than profits.
- Competitive Costs: In order to offer fair and competitive rates, public power and natural gas systems operate as a not-for-profit entity. These systems do not face pressure to pay dividends to stockholders.
- Economic Benefits: Public utilities play a valuable role in helping communities broaden the tax base, and in turn improve the local economy and increase jobs. Public power and natural gas systems ensure that local dollars stay at home.
- Local Control: Decisions are made through local citizen participation instead of being made from a distant location by people who do not understand local issues and who are primarily focused on profits instead of service.
Easton Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility and telecommunications company operating the Electric, Natural Gas, Water, Wastewater, Cable Television, and Internet services for the Town of Easton and portions of the surrounding area. For more information, visit www.eastonutilities.com or call 410-822-6110.