Friday, March 26, 2010

I Love Natural Gas Photo Contest

We'd like to see photos of you using natural gas products to share with readers of our Utility Talk quarterly newsletter and this blog. Do you cook with natural gas, have a natural gas hot water heater or outdoor grill? Does your clothes dryer use natural gas? Send a digital photo (1-3MB) to dpuc@richmondgov.com. If your photo is printed in Utility Talk, you'll win a $25 credit on your gas bill.

Lucy and Charles Johnson have a natural gas powered generator to take over when the electricity goes out. "It works really well and it's economical to use compared to oil or propane generators," they said. "We also have a natural gas furnace and stove. We are always warm in the winter!" Utility Buddy gives Lucy extra points for the T-shirt of a cat wearing a hula skirt!

Ardelle snuggles up to her natural gas furnance. Utility Buddy awards extra points for the cool looking ear warmers!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Be Prepared for Spring Flooding

After a snowy winter, spring rains can produce additional problems with flooding. Do what you can to help by keeping leaves and trash off the street in front of your house. Don't rake it all into the storm drains.