"Public Power Week" helps IV residents be more energy efficient

"Public Power Week" helps IV residents be more energy efficient

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BRAWLEY - The Imperial Irrigation District is doing their part to help and educate residents on how to be more energy efficient.

The campaign is part of Public Power Week, which runs from October 7th through October 13th.

IID representatives were in Brawley on Wednesday, exchanging incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent ones.

Residents were allowed up to 5 light bulb exchanges per customer at no cost to them.

The compact fluorescent bulbs produce the same amount of light but use 75 percent less electricity and last longer than standard incandescent bulbs.

IID Strategic Marketing Program Representative, Maritza Nuñez says that it is beneficial to everyone.

"By customers switching out five 100 watt incandescent bulbs to five CFL bulbs they could save up to 90 dollars a year".

Maritza says that being energy efficient is not as hard as it sounds.

"Sometimes they think of energy efficiency as this huge concept and they don't really know how to go about it, well we're here today to teach them, it's as simple as switching out a light bulb and it really makes a difference".

The light bulb exchange program will continue until October 31st.

Here is the complete schedule and locations of IID clinics and events during Public Power Week:

Oct. 10 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Brawley Chamber of Commerce, 204 South Imperial Ave.
• La Quinta Public Library, 78-275 Calle Tampico

Oct. 17 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..
• El Centro IID Customer Service Center, 1285 Broadway
• Indio City Hall, 100 Civic Center Mall

Oct. 24 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Calexico IID Customer Service Center, 301 Imperial Ave.
• Coachella City Hall, 1515 Sixth St.

Oct. 31 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Niland Community Center, 8031 Hwy. 111
• El Centro One Stop Center, 2695 S. 4th St.

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