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The extreme cold throughout the Midwest has put unprecedented pressure on the natural gas system and driven prices up more than 100 times the normal rate.
Turning down your thermostat just a couple of degrees can help. You may also want to turn the temperature down a little on a hot water heater if it uses natural gas.
Keep doors closed and seal off any drafts under doors, around your windows or other areas where cold air can get into your home.
Our gas suppliers have assured us the flow of natural gas will continue. There is no need to risk your health. But turning down your thermostat and conserving gas and electricity can help limit the financial impact the spike in prices will have on everyone.
McPherson BPU has also notified us the extreme cold has created energy deficiencies on the regional electric system. They are asking customers to do what you can to conserve on electricity to help relieve the system and prevent blackouts.
Other electric utilities in Kansas have started rolling blackouts. McPherson BPU has not at this time. They will try to give us as much notice as possible if that is a step they need to take.
This is a difficult time for everyone. Health and safety is the first priority for everyone.
We are trying to keep our residents informed through the City of Moundridge Facebook page. Not everyone has Facebook. Please share this with others.
If you have a utility emergency, please call our emergency number 345-8800. That’s 345-8800. Please stay safe and stay warm.