Up & Coming Weekly

April 19, 2016

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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APRIL 20-26, 2016 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Rain Sensor Incentive Program HVAC (Heat Pump) Incentive Program Get Connected to Conservation with FREE giveaways, including LEDs, tree seedlings, and Fat Trappers. IT'S FREE! Pay it forward by bringing a non-perishable item for Second Harvest Food Bank. Plus, visit with PWC Linemen, Customer Programs Audit & Incentive Specialists, Customer Service Reps, Water Quality Specialists, and Willy Water Drop & Wally Watt Watcher! April is Safe Digging Month! Do you know what's below? The biggest danger to underground utility lines comes from planting, especially since buried lines can be close to the surface. Call NC811 – they will locate and mark utility line locations in your yard for free! By choosing the right location, you can avoid the safety hazards, as well as the service in- terruptions, that can occur when trees interfere with service lines. You'll also help ensure the health and beauty of your tree by avoiding the need for pruning! SAVE THE DATE! 2 nd Annual (P)ower & (W)ater (C)onservation Expo 4 th Friday, April 22 10am-9pm Skyview on Hay www.faypwc.com Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow?With a wise designAnd plants alignedTo use minimal H 2 O! Fayetteville's Public Works Commission wants you to know that – contrary to "popular belief" – beautiful gardens (and lawns) can flourish with minimal watering. By taking steps – such as choosing drought resistant plants and grass, grouping plants with similar water needs, and using mulch – you can have attractive landscaping that conserves our precious water supply. For more information, see the Water Wise Gardening brochure on our website, under Conservation. On average, 50% of household energy costs go towards heat- ing and cooling. So, if it is time to replace your HVAC (heat pump) and your ducts, PWC can help you offset some of the costs. Our new High Efficiency ENERGY STAR® HVAC (Heat Pump) Program can earn you up to $500 in bill credits! PWC's Heat Pump Program is available now until further notice*. All HVAC (heat pump) installations are subject to verification and inspection by PWC Energy Services Auditor(s) to ensure the unit is properly installed and operating prior to credit being applied. Rain sensors are devices that can be at- tached to an automatic irrigation system to monitor rainfall levels. When the weather is wet, the sensor temporarily overrides the controller to prevent un- necessary irrigation, saving you money on your water bill! For a limited time, PWC is of- fering a bill credit of up to $50 for installing a rain sensor on your irrigation system. The Rain Sensor Program runs April 1 through September 30, 2016*. To be eligible, a customer must have an active PWC water utility account in good standing for the property where installation of the rain sensor is to occur. Single family residences and com- mercial accounts are eligible. Limit one rain sensor for the lifetime of the account. Be sure to follow PWC's Odd/ Even outdoor watering sched- ules year round - they are a great way to be water-efficient! *PWC reserves the right to cancel/amend a Program at any time. Full details and applications are available at www.faypwc.com PWC has earned the Diamond Level Designation, the high- est Reliable Public Power Provider™ designation, by the American Public Power Association. The RP 3 award rec- ognizes utilities for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Of the more than 2,000 municipal electric providers in the United States, PWC was one of only 29 to receive the RP 3 award this year. PWC is also one of only three to receive Diamond Level four or more times. PWC provides electric service to over 77,000 customers in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area and is the largest Public Power Provider in N.C. and the 36 th largest in the U.S. The RP 3 recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria within each cat- egory are based on sound business practices and represent a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. PWC received a perfect score in the RP 3 evaluation. PWC Honored with National Award Looking for an opportunity to contract with PWC & the City of Fayetteville? Sign up for the "Hire Fayetteville First" class series offered by PWC & the Center for Economic Empower- ment and Development (CEED). The three part series is free and open to the public. Upcoming Classes: May 17 @ 9am, June 7 @ 9am PWC's Procurement Department is the 2015 winner of the Sustained Professional Purchasing Award given by the Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing

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