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May 18, 2007

Iowa law requires that any person, homeowner, professional, public or private entity, planning to engage in any form of excavation within the state of Iowa, must notify the Iowa One Call notification system, at 1-800-292-8989, at least 48 hours prior to excavating.
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May 18, 2007

Consumer who have lost power in their homes also risk having pipes freeze. Homeowners should usethe following tips to prevent freezing pipes.

The most important thing you can do to prepare is identify the main water shut-off valve(s) for the building and make others aware of it in case you are not there.
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May 18, 2007

Stay away from downed power lines and be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may hide an electrical hazard. Treat all downed or hanging power lines as if they are energized. Warn others to stay away and contact the electric utility. A power line does not need...
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May 18, 2007

Some basic no-cost or low-cost changes members can undertake to lessen their impact this winter are to:
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May 18, 2007

* Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. Each time the door is opened, a significant amount of refrigeration is lost.
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May 18, 2007

The appliances used, thermostat settings, insulation and occupant habits all
play a role in the amount of energy used at home. To help you make a positive
difference in your family budget, the Iowa Energy Center has updated the first booklet in the Home Series, a collection of books filled with every-day energy saving tips.
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May 18, 2007

A good rule of thumb to remember with smoke detectors is to change the batteries at daylight savings time, twice a year. If your smoke detector starts chirping or beeping off and on, it's time to change the batteries.
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May 18, 2007

If a meter freezes, it could disrupt the flow of electricity into your home
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May 18, 2007

� Co-ops are owned and governed by the people who use their services or buy their goods − their members.
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May 18, 2007

Caulking and weatherstripping your home saves money, energy and resources. Start at the top and work down!
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