Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #136, April 2016
Same Hot Water, 67% More Efficient
The GE GeoSpring heat pump water heater can save you as much as $200 per year on water heating costs. 

Now through April 30, you can instantly save $300 at participating retailers in addition to receiving the PUD rebate of up to $500. 

For product details and participating store locations, visit www.geospring.com. 
Congratulations to our 2015 Employee of the Year:
John Nguyen 
Interim General Manager John Nguyen was selected as the PUD's  2015 Employee of the Year.  John was selected for his outstanding leadership, for developing the PUD's first balanced budget in several years, and for his commitment to customer service.
Please Drive Carefully in Work Zones

When driving in work zones, please slow down, obey flaggers, and stay alert to keep you & our workers safe. Thank you!

Call Before You Dig
Local Loans for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
Two local credit unions offer loans for PUD customers who want to make home energy efficiency improvements, upgrade heating systems, or purchase new appliances:
St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union 
(800) 275-6434  
Wauna Federal Credit Union
(800) 773-3236

Start with a free Home Energy Evaluation:
If you have electric heat, ask our Energy Experts for a free home energy evaluation. They'll show you the best energy upgrades for your home. Call (503) 366-5470 or email experts@crpud.org for details.
Please Don't Attach Anything to Our Poles
We know it's a common practice, but there are good reasons why you shouldn't attach anything to a power pole:
1. Attachments endanger our employees who climb poles. Even a tiny puncture in a worker's gloves can expose him to electric shock, causing serious injury or death.

2. Attachments damage poles. When the sealed outer layers of a pole are pierced, moisture and insects creep in and cause damage that shortens the life of the pole, increasing maintenance costs.

3. We risk fines. The National Electric Safety Code prohibits all unauthorized pole attachments. We risk fines from the Oregon Public Utility Commission when items are attached to our poles. 

Thank you for helping us to maintain a safe, reliable system.

Columbia River PUD | 64001 Columbia River Highway | Deer Island | OR | 97054