October 29, 2003



                                            A Helping Hand from Lodiís Youth



(Lodi, CA)--  A unique program, sponsored by the City of Lodi Electric Utility, is now in the final planning stages.  The Lodiís Youth Helping Hands Project will provide free energy conservation products for low-income families and elderly shut-in residents.  Installing these products will be approximately fifty Lodi teenagers, between the ages of 15 and 18, volunteering their time and talents for this endeavor.


Recipients of these free energy efficiency products will receive a combination of door weather-stripping, low-flow showerheads, compact fluorescent lamps, faucet aerators, retractable clotheslines, programmable thermostats, and pipe insulation for water heaters.  The recipients must live in the neighborhood bounded by: Stockton Street, Kettleman Lane, Cherokee Lane, and Lockeford Street.  In addition, the neighborhood bounded by Cherokee Lane, Mario Lane, Woodrow Street, and Hale Road are included in this special project.


Once installed, these aforementioned energy efficiency products may reduce energy consumption by as much as ten (10) percent per month, thus reducing a customerís monthly utility expenditures.


The Lodiís Youth Helping Hands Project is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible families/customers on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15.  In order to participate, customers should call 368-8038.  The project is funded by the City of Lodiís Public Benefits Program, which is coordinated by the City of Lodi Electric Utility Department.  


Contact:  Rob Lechner



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