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The city of Bloomfield works to conserve energy

Customers are asked to conserve energy because of the extreme cold the region is experiencing.
Customers are asked to conserve energy because of the extreme cold the region is experiencing.(KSFY)
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 9:05 AM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - In an effort to prevent controlled service interruption such as a blackout, the Southern Iowa electric cooperative company released a statement asking customers to minimize and prioritize the use of electricity. And if one does occur it would last for about an hour, reconnect, and then disconnect again.

Bloomfield mayor Dan Wiegand gave tips on how to do your part in the community to ensure safety during this time.

”If they leave the faucets on dripping a little bit that helps. Small electric space heaters I don’t like, like the salamander type. You know the diesel-powered heaters. They can get hot if unattended and cause fires. If they’re going to put a heater in make sure they keep it away from anything that can burn and check it frequently to ensure it’s still working properly.”

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