LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 3, 2002 — Families can enjoy exhibits, activities, entertainment and more during the Public Power Week Celebration and Family Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Northridge service yard, 18718 Rayen St. in Northridge.
The LADWP event is free to LADWP customers and celebrates the continuing successful partnership between the community and its public power utility.
The LADWP festival kicks off the 16th year of Public Power Week, as the nation’s community- and state-owned electric utilities dedicate the first full week in October to informing communities about the benefits of public power. The event is also an opportunity for the community to learn more about LADWP’s operations and visit the Northridge service yard.
The festival highlights the benefits of public power, including reliability at the lowest possible prices. Displays will feature LADWP’s energy efficiency, water conservation, customer service, electric vehicle, Trees for a Green LA, Green Power, solar power, and business assistance programs. Other booths will offer information about electric safety, emergency preparedness, City of Los Angeles employment opportunities, and animal adoptions.
For fun and entertainment, kids can enjoy face painting, the L.A. ZooMobile, games and prizes, the LADWP Jazz Band, and free refreshments. An energy-efficient refrigerator – valued at $450 – and other prizes will be raffled off to LADWP customers. Plus, families can receive, while supplies last, one free compact fluorescent bulb upon completion of a survey.
Through public power, Los Angeles residents and businesses have a hometown advantage: lower rates, a commitment to local communities, public accountability, local decision-making, and a strong customer service ethic.
For further information about the Public Power Week Celebration and Family Festival, call 1-800-DIAL-DWP or log onto www.ladwp.com.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility, is celebrating a century of service to the city’s 3.8 million residents. Organized in 1902, LADWP provides water and electricity to residents and businesses within the city’s 464-square-mile area.