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MARCH 2013 F Kilowatt 3 the ENERGY WISE


Save money on water heating


A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT


Attention, teens: Apply for Kiwash


Electric scholarship by April 15, 2013. High school seniors are encouraged to apply for a Kiwash Electric Cooperative (KEC) scholarship by the April 15, 2013 deadline. The co-op will award one $500 to four local teens. Scholarship funds may be used at any two- or four-year college or technical school. Scholarship applicants are asked to produce a short video or write an essay that focuses on Kiwash Electric's anniversary in some way. The theme is "Kiwash Electric Cooperative Celebrates 75 Years: 1938-2013." Scholarship applications and consent forms are available at www.kiwash.coop, or contact Lisa Willard at 888-832-3362.


Energy Camp deadline is April 15. Eighth graders interested in attending YouthPower Energy Camp are reminded to turn in their applications by April 15, 2013. Teens are asked to team up with a friend and write a brief essay (100 words or more) on the topic "Kiwash Electric Cooperative Celebrates 75 Years: 1938-2013." Kiwash Electric will select one team (two teens) to attend Energy Camp.


Energy Camp will be held on May 28-31, 2013 at Camp Hinton. Teens who attend build positive leadership skills and learn cooperative principles using a variety of fun games and activities. For more details, please contact Lisa Willard at 888-832-3362 or visit www.kiwash.coop.


Bill payment options available. When life gets hectic it's important to have options, which is why your co-op offers several ways that you can pay your electric bill. From online bill payments and automatic draft to Kiwash Electric's budget billing plan, you will find a convenient option to suit your lifestyle. For details on your co-op's payment options, please call 888-832-3362 or visit www.kiwash.coop.


Have you changed your home telephone or cell number? If so, please let Kiwash Electric Cooperative know. When outages occur, it's very important for your co-op to be able to contact you. Kiwash Electric dispatchers use telephone numbers to track outage tickets. By providing Kiwash Electric with your current home telephone number and cell phone number, you help us work more efficiently to restore your power.


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he U.S. Department of Energy estimates the typical family spends up to 18 percent of its utility dollars on water


heating. The good news is it's simple to lower that cost. Some tips:


• Get rid of your old showerheads and bathroom faucets: They pump out way more water than you need to comfortably get clean. In their place, install low-flow faucets and aerating showerheads. The less water you use, the less you have to pay to heat it.


• If you notice a leaky faucet, repair it immediately. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that a faucet that drips 20 times per minute will waste a full gallon of water every day. If that happens to be hot water, you are washing money down the drain with every drip.


• Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees. The Department of Energy says that’s a safe and sanitary temperature, and it will keep you comfortable at bath time, too.


• Insulate your electric hot water tank— but don’t cover the thermostat. If your tank is gas or oil-fueled, don’t cover the top or bottom of the heater or its burner compartment. You might need to ask a plumber for help.


• Wrap the hot and cold water pipes that connect to the water heater—for about six feet out.


• Drain about a quart of water from the tank every three months to remove sediment. Built-up gunk in the water heater can make it inefficient because it has to work harder to transfer to heat to the water.


• Replace your old water heater with an Energy Star-rated high efficiency model. High-efficiency water heaters use 10 percent to 50 percent less energy than traditional models. If you've had your old model for seven or more years, it's worth the money to replace it.


Recipe Box


No Peek Irish Beef Stewi NGREDIENTS


2 pounds cubed stew meat 6 carrots, chopped 2 onions, chopped 2 cups cubed potatoes 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3 tablespoons tapioca flour 1 cup tomato-vegetable juice cocktail


DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 250°F.


In a roasting pan, combine the meat, carrots, onions and potatoes. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, tapioca flour and juice cocktail and mix well. Pour this mixture over the meat and vegetables, and cover tightly with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for five hours.


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