Mitten Tree Time
The tradition of the Mitten Tree is back.
As we have done in years past, United Electric Cooperative will collect mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, socks and coats to distribute to children needing warm winter apparel. Items can be bought or handmade, but all should be new and unused.
We will have a grocery cart out for donations of staple food items to supplement supplies at local food pantries. Items always in demand are macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, canned veggies and fruit, peanut butter, soups, chili and stew. Be sure to check expiration dates.
This year, you might consider items a child can prepare after school or on a weekend, when there is no adult to provide a meal. Food that can be easily microwaved or eaten cold is useful. Items such as microwaveable soups and noodles or individual servings of fruit, applesauce, pudding, cold or instant cereals, and milk would satisfy a hungry child during a long weekend.
Notice to Irrigators
This is to notify members that pump panels are left energized year-round.
Seasonal disconnect fee. The regular irrigation season of the Cooperative is April-October and will be billed according to the current rate schedule. A seasonal disconnect fee on irrigation services may be assessed as determined by the Cooperative in the amount of $150.
Irrigation services will not be billed November through March unless more than 10 kilowatt-hours of energy is used during one of those months. Verify that pump panel disconnects and variable speed drive controls are off to protect your equipment and avoid unnecessary charges.
If you need to have a pump disconnected to perform work, call the office at (208) 679-2222 to schedule the work. Be sure to verify the pump panels are de-energized before performing work on them.
Thanksgiving & Veterans Day Closures
The United Electric Cooperative office is closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, and for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25.
Emergency crews are on call, if needed. In case of an outage or emergency, the after-hours number is (208) 679-4444.
The 2023 calendars are available in the office.