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BETWEEN

THE LINES

Dec., 2014 Volume 6, Issue 4

Coldwater Board of Public Utilities C O L D WAT E RM I C H I G A N 1 8 6 1 SIMPLY EFFICIENT

SIMPLYEFFICIENT

REFRIGERATOR RETIREMENT,

REFRIGERATOR RETIREMENT,

REPLACEMENT & RECYCLING

REPLACEMENT & RECYCLING

Is your refrigerator over 10

years old? Does it use over

1,000 kWh? The CBPU will

give you $300 towards the

purchase of a new, high

efficiency refrigerator!

Is your refrigerator over 10

years old? Does it use over

1,000 kWh? The CBPU will

give you $300 towards the

purchase of a new, high

efficiency refrigerator!

REMINDER: Please swap

out your existing cable

modem if you haven’t

done so already. For

more information, call

(517) 279-9531 or visit

coldwater.org

REMINDER: Please swap

out your existing cable

modem if you haven’t

done so already. For

more information, call

(517) 279-9531 or visit

coldwater.org

LOWER COSTS

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

LOWER COSTS

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

Call today for more information.

Call today for more information.

*Must meet eligibility requirements.

HOME ENERGY CHECK-UP

HOME ENERGY CHECK-UP

The Home Energy Check-up is a fast, easy

way to increase the energy efficiency of a

home and can help customers start saving

immediately.

Find opportunities to reduce

energy use and costs, while

improving the comfort of your

home!

The Home Energy Check-up is a fast, easy

way to increase the energy efficiency of a

home and can help customers start saving

immediately.

Find opportunities to reduce

energy use and costs, while

improving the comfort of your

home!

TELE

TELE

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS

BETWEEN THE LINES

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

DATES TO REMEMBER

Dec. 6 Hometown Holidays Parade

Dec. 24-25 City & CBPU Offices Closed (Holidays) Dec. 31-Jan. 1 City & CBPU Offices Closed (New Years) Jan. 24 Ice Fest

The City of Coldwater and Coldwater Board of

Public Utilities present

Between the Lines

, an

informative newsletter. Inside you will find news

about upcoming events, current projects, local

programs/incentives and much more!

Any comments or suggestions for the newsletter,

please direct to newsletter@coldwater.org.

One Grand St.

|

Coldwater, MI 49036

517.279.9531

|

www.coldwater.org

Health & Wellness •Senior Fitness •Cardiocircuit •Pilates •Joggyoga Special Events •Mom/Son Dance •Euchre Tournament Sports Youth

•USTA tennis League •Competitive Basketball •Recreation Basketball •Futsal (Indoor Soccer) •Indoor Kickball •Dodgeball

•Indoor Floor Hockey •Baseball/Softball Camp •Tiny Tots – All Sports •Sports Performance Camp Recreational Activities

•Early Release Wednesday Activities •Yoga

•Yoga – Relax & Renew •Circuit Blast •Mom/Son Dance •Euchre Tournament Adult •Tennis League •Volleyball •Men’s Basketball •Floor Hockey •Drop-in Soccer SPORTS HEALTH & WELLNESS SPECIAL EVENTS RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

COLDWATER

RECREATION

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BETWEEN

THE LINES

Dec., 2014 Volume 6, Issue 4

Coldwater Board of Public Utilities C O L D WAT E RM I C H I G A N 1 8 6 1 SIMPLY EFFICIENT

SIMPLYEFFICIENT

REFRIGERATOR RETIREMENT,

REFRIGERATOR RETIREMENT,

REPLACEMENT & RECYCLING

REPLACEMENT & RECYCLING

Is your refrigerator over 10

years old? Does it use over

1,000 kWh? The CBPU will

give you $300 towards the

purchase of a new, high

efficiency refrigerator!

Is your refrigerator over 10

years old? Does it use over

1,000 kWh? The CBPU will

give you $300 towards the

purchase of a new, high

efficiency refrigerator!

REMINDER: Please swap

out your existing cable

modem if you haven’t

done so already. For

more information, call

(517) 279-9531 or visit

coldwater.org

REMINDER: Please swap

out your existing cable

modem if you haven’t

done so already. For

more information, call

(517) 279-9531 or visit

coldwater.org

LOWER COSTS

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

LOWER COSTS

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

Call today for more information.

Call today for more information.

*Must meet eligibility requirements.

HOME ENERGY CHECK-UP

HOME ENERGY CHECK-UP

The Home Energy Check-up is a fast, easy

way to increase the energy efficiency of a

home and can help customers start saving

immediately.

Find opportunities to reduce

energy use and costs, while

improving the comfort of your

home!

The Home Energy Check-up is a fast, easy

way to increase the energy efficiency of a

home and can help customers start saving

immediately.

Find opportunities to reduce

energy use and costs, while

improving the comfort of your

home!

TELE

TELE

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS

BETWEEN THE LINES

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

DATES TO REMEMBER

Dec. 6 Hometown Holidays Parade

Dec. 24-25 City & CBPU Offices Closed (Holidays) Dec. 31-Jan. 1 City & CBPU Offices Closed (New Years) Jan. 24 Ice Fest

The City of Coldwater and Coldwater Board of

Public Utilities present

Between the Lines

, an

informative newsletter. Inside you will find news

about upcoming events, current projects, local

programs/incentives and much more!

Any comments or suggestions for the newsletter,

please direct to newsletter@coldwater.org.

One Grand St.

|

Coldwater, MI 49036

517.279.9531

|

www.coldwater.org

Health & Wellness •Senior Fitness •Cardiocircuit •Pilates •Joggyoga Special Events •Mom/Son Dance •Euchre Tournament Sports Youth

•USTA tennis League •Competitive Basketball •Recreation Basketball •Futsal (Indoor Soccer) •Indoor Kickball •Dodgeball

•Indoor Floor Hockey •Baseball/Softball Camp •Tiny Tots – All Sports •Sports Performance Camp Recreational Activities

•Early Release Wednesday Activities •Yoga

•Yoga – Relax & Renew •Circuit Blast •Mom/Son Dance •Euchre Tournament Adult •Tennis League •Volleyball •Men’s Basketball •Floor Hockey •Drop-in Soccer SPORTS HEALTH & WELLNESS SPECIAL EVENTS RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

COLDWATER

RECREATION

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Looking for a Unique Gift for a Loved One This Year? How about a Home Warranty Plan from the CBPU? The CBPU has partnered with Complete Appliance Protection® (CP) to design a discounted – no deductible Appliance Warranty Program specifically for anyone that is currently a CBPU electric customer.

What makes Complete Protection unique to other companies is that they protect everything within the sheet metal skin of the appliance. Whether it is the rack in the dishwasher, the tank in the water heater or the ice maker in your refrigerator, Complete Protection protects every part giving you or your loved ones peace of mind. Complete Protection does not have exclusions for

pre-existing conditions, rust, age or lack of maintenance. For one low monthly fee Complete Protection will repair and maintain your appliances, regardless of their age.

Kitchen / Laundry – $27 Protects the washer, dryer, cook top, oven, dishwasher and refrigerator.

Full House – $39.95 Protects the washer, dryer, cook top, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, furnace, air

conditioner and water heater.

Full House Plus – $51 Protects the washer, dryer, cook top, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, furnace, air

conditioner, water heater, electrical wiring and inbound water pipes.

To enroll or get more information in CBPU’s Complete Protection Appliance Protection Program plans, call us at 279-9531.

FROZEN WATER PIPES

PREPARATION & PREVENTION

COMPLETE PROTECTION PLAN

TAKE COMFORT WITH BEING PREPARED

COMBINED HEAT & POWER PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube for up-to-date information. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to visit www.coldwater.org today! Progress continues with the construction of the CBPU’s future natural gas-fueled generation asset on N. Fillmore Rd.

The new plant will be able to produce 13 megawatts (MW) of peak power generation which corresponds with the expansion of Mastronardi Produce’s Coldwater

greenhouse by 28.8 acres to grow peppers. The project also will provide the capability for the CBPU to partner with Mastronardi Produce to supply carbon

dioxide (CO2) and heat for the greenhouse. Michigan’s agricul-tural sector contrib-utes $91.4 billion dollars to the state economy, and more than 923,000 people are employed in the

industry. To help maintain the agricultural industry’s success year-round, the new plant is expected to be operational in mid-2015—just in time for the fall season’s colder weather to set in and when

traditional vegetable growing becomes nearly impossible. In regards to construction, the following progress has been made:

• Exterior perimeter walls and footings have been completed.

• Interior building footing and piers have been completed. • Underground plumbing has been completed.

• Masonry began in the middle of October. • Underground electrical is currently in process. “I look forward to this new natural gas-fueled plant to start operating next year as we continue to diversify our energy generation portfolio and provide a unique opportunity to support Michigan’s growth in greenhouse agriculture,” said Director Paul Beckhusen.

Frozen water pipes are not life threatening. However, frozen or broken water pipes do cause damage to homes each winter. If pipes in the walls are not properly insulated, they can freeze and rupture (an eighth-of-an-inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water per day; soaking floors, rugs and furniture). In order to prevent the mess and aggravation frozen pipes cause, one can practice the following steps:

Before Cold Weather

•Locate and insulate pipes that are most susceptible to freezing. These pipes are typically near outer walls, crawl spaces or attics.

•Wrap pipes with heat tape (UL approved).

•Seal any leaks that allow cold air inside where pipes are located.

•Disconnect garden hoses as well as shutting off and draining the water from pipes leading to outside faucets.

When it’s Cold

•Let hot and cold water trickle at night from a faucet on an outside wall.

•Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to reach

un-insulated pipes under a sink or appliance near an outer wall.

•Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.

•If you plan on going away: (1) have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).

If Pipes Freeze

•Make sure you and your family know how to shut off the water in case pipes burst.

Stopping the flow of water can minimize the damage to your home. Call a plumber and

contact your insurance agent.

•Never try to thaw a pipe with an open flame torch.

•Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.

If you cannot determine the cause of loss of water pressure during freezing conditions, call the CBPU’s water department at (517) 279-4805 between 8am – 4pm (M-F). The water service may be frozen underground at the street during prolonged periods of cold weather,

especially if there is little snow cover. In this case, the CBPU will make arrangements to thaw the water service.

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Looking for a Unique Gift for a Loved One This Year? How about a Home Warranty Plan from the CBPU? The CBPU has partnered with Complete Appliance Protection® (CP) to design a discounted – no deductible Appliance Warranty Program specifically for anyone that is currently a CBPU electric customer.

What makes Complete Protection unique to other companies is that they protect everything within the sheet metal skin of the appliance. Whether it is the rack in the dishwasher, the tank in the water heater or the ice maker in your refrigerator, Complete Protection protects every part giving you or your loved ones peace of mind. Complete Protection does not have exclusions for

pre-existing conditions, rust, age or lack of maintenance. For one low monthly fee Complete Protection will repair and maintain your appliances, regardless of their age.

Kitchen / Laundry – $27 Protects the washer, dryer, cook top, oven, dishwasher and refrigerator.

Full House – $39.95 Protects the washer, dryer, cook top, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, furnace, air

conditioner and water heater.

Full House Plus – $51 Protects the washer, dryer, cook top, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, furnace, air

conditioner, water heater, electrical wiring and inbound water pipes.

To enroll or get more information in CBPU’s Complete Protection Appliance Protection Program plans, call us at 279-9531.

FROZEN WATER PIPES

PREPARATION & PREVENTION

COMPLETE PROTECTION PLAN

TAKE COMFORT WITH BEING PREPARED

COMBINED HEAT & POWER PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube for up-to-date information. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to visit www.coldwater.org today! Progress continues with the construction of the CBPU’s future natural gas-fueled generation asset on N. Fillmore Rd.

The new plant will be able to produce 13 megawatts (MW) of peak power generation which corresponds with the expansion of Mastronardi Produce’s Coldwater

greenhouse by 28.8 acres to grow peppers. The project also will provide the capability for the CBPU to partner with Mastronardi Produce to supply carbon

dioxide (CO2) and heat for the greenhouse. Michigan’s agricul-tural sector contrib-utes $91.4 billion dollars to the state economy, and more than 923,000 people are employed in the

industry. To help maintain the agricultural industry’s success year-round, the new plant is expected to be operational in mid-2015—just in time for the fall season’s colder weather to set in and when

traditional vegetable growing becomes nearly impossible. In regards to construction, the following progress has been made:

• Exterior perimeter walls and footings have been completed.

• Interior building footing and piers have been completed. • Underground plumbing has been completed.

• Masonry began in the middle of October. • Underground electrical is currently in process. “I look forward to this new natural gas-fueled plant to start operating next year as we continue to diversify our energy generation portfolio and provide a unique opportunity to support Michigan’s growth in greenhouse agriculture,” said Director Paul Beckhusen.

Frozen water pipes are not life threatening. However, frozen or broken water pipes do cause damage to homes each winter. If pipes in the walls are not properly insulated, they can freeze and rupture (an eighth-of-an-inch crack in a pipe can release up to 250 gallons of water per day; soaking floors, rugs and furniture). In order to prevent the mess and aggravation frozen pipes cause, one can practice the following steps:

Before Cold Weather

•Locate and insulate pipes that are most susceptible to freezing. These pipes are typically near outer walls, crawl spaces or attics.

•Wrap pipes with heat tape (UL approved).

•Seal any leaks that allow cold air inside where pipes are located.

•Disconnect garden hoses as well as shutting off and draining the water from pipes leading to outside faucets.

When it’s Cold

•Let hot and cold water trickle at night from a faucet on an outside wall.

•Open cabinet doors to allow more heat to reach

un-insulated pipes under a sink or appliance near an outer wall.

•Make sure heat is left on and set no lower than 55 degrees.

•If you plan on going away: (1) have someone check your house daily to make sure the heat is still on to prevent freezing, or (2) drain and shut off the water system (except indoor sprinkler systems).

If Pipes Freeze

•Make sure you and your family know how to shut off the water in case pipes burst.

Stopping the flow of water can minimize the damage to your home. Call a plumber and

contact your insurance agent.

•Never try to thaw a pipe with an open flame torch.

•Always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.

If you cannot determine the cause of loss of water pressure during freezing conditions, call the CBPU’s water department at (517) 279-4805 between 8am – 4pm (M-F). The water service may be frozen underground at the street during prolonged periods of cold weather,

especially if there is little snow cover. In this case, the CBPU will make arrangements to thaw the water service.

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BETWEEN

THE LINES

Dec., 2014 Volume 6, Issue 4

Coldwater Board of Public Utilities C O L D WAT E RM I C H I G A N 1 8 6 1

SIMPLY EFFICIENT

SIMPLYEFFICIENT

REFRIGERATOR RETIREMENT,

REFRIGERATOR RETIREMENT,

REPLACEMENT & RECYCLING

REPLACEMENT & RECYCLING

Is your refrigerator over 10

years old? Does it use over

1,000 kWh? The CBPU will

give you $300 towards the

purchase of a new, high

efficiency refrigerator!

Is your refrigerator over 10

years old? Does it use over

1,000 kWh? The CBPU will

give you $300 towards the

purchase of a new, high

efficiency refrigerator!

REMINDER: Please swap

out your existing cable

modem if you haven’t

done so already. For

more information, call

(517) 279-9531 or visit

coldwater.org

REMINDER: Please swap

out your existing cable

modem if you haven’t

done so already. For

more information, call

(517) 279-9531 or visit

coldwater.org

LOWER COSTS

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

LOWER COSTS

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

Call today for more information.

Call today for more information.

*Must meet eligibility requirements.

HOME ENERGY CHECK-UP

HOME ENERGY CHECK-UP

The Home Energy Check-up is a fast, easy

way to increase the energy efficiency of a

home and can help customers start saving

immediately.

Find opportunities to reduce

energy use and costs, while

improving the comfort of your

home!

The Home Energy Check-up is a fast, easy

way to increase the energy efficiency of a

home and can help customers start saving

immediately.

Find opportunities to reduce

energy use and costs, while

improving the comfort of your

home!

TELE

TELE

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS

BETWEEN THE LINES

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

DATES TO REMEMBER

Dec. 6 Hometown Holidays Parade

Dec. 24-25 City & CBPU Offices Closed (Holidays) Dec. 31-Jan. 1 City & CBPU Offices Closed (New Years) Jan. 24 Ice Fest

The City of Coldwater and Coldwater Board of

Public Utilities present

Between the Lines

, an

informative newsletter. Inside you will find news

about upcoming events, current projects, local

programs/incentives and much more!

Any comments or suggestions for the newsletter,

please direct to newsletter@coldwater.org.

One Grand St.

|

Coldwater, MI 49036

517.279.9531

|

www.coldwater.org

Health & Wellness •Senior Fitness •Cardiocircuit •Pilates •Joggyoga Special Events •Mom/Son Dance •Euchre Tournament Sports Youth

•USTA tennis League •Competitive Basketball •Recreation Basketball •Futsal (Indoor Soccer) •Indoor Kickball •Dodgeball

•Indoor Floor Hockey •Baseball/Softball Camp •Tiny Tots – All Sports •Sports Performance Camp Recreational Activities

•Early Release Wednesday Activities •Yoga

•Yoga – Relax & Renew •Circuit Blast •Mom/Son Dance •Euchre Tournament Adult •Tennis League •Volleyball •Men’s Basketball •Floor Hockey •Drop-in Soccer SPORTS HEALTH & WELLNESS SPECIAL EVENTS RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

COLDWATER

RECREATION

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