The holiday season has arrived, and it’s time to decorate the house. Before you hang holiday lights or put up a tree, Douglas PUD would like to offer some tips to ensure that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season:
When decorating outdoors, keep ladders away from overhead power lines.
- For outside decorations, use only those lights labeled for outdoor use.
- Keep Christmas tree lights away from the tree’s water supply.
- Never string lights while they are plugged in.
- Keep greenery safe and fresh with frequent watering.
- Keep paper, tinsel and water away from hot lights.
- Never put electric lights on a metal Christmas tree.
- Inspect tree lights for cracked or loose sockets, exposed wires, and frayed, broken or scorched insulation.
- Don’t overload home circuits with too many lights.
- Buy lights labeled by a testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
Neighbor to Neighbor
Are you looking for a way to help out a neighbor in need? Contribute to the Neighbor to Neighbor fund administered by the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council.
Douglas PUD strives to provide the best possible utility services at the lowest possible cost consistent with sound business principles. Nevertheless, life’s bills add up and power bills are no exception. By making a tax-deductible donation, you will be giving a neighbor the help they need to get through a tough time.
Even though Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council helps hundreds of households with energy assistance each year, they still have to turn away people in need because the funds are not available. Your donation, even a small one, will help.
Please send your donation to the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, NOT Douglas PUD. Community Action will keep track of the funds and distribute them to Douglas County residents in need. Thank you in advance for your caring contribution.