IMPERIAL — The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors will recognize Public Power Week, which runs from October 6-12, during its board meeting Tuesday, October 8.

The board will be asked to pass a resolution that recognizes the high value public power has on local control, low-cost, not-for-profit rates and how customers, as owners of the utility, have a direct say in operations and policies.

“We are proud to be community powered,” said Henry Martinez, IID general manager. “Public power puts the people of the communities it serves first. Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, reliable, safe and locally owned power.”

IID’s service, he added, “is reliable and safe, and we take pride in serving our friends and neighbors.”

IID has proudly served the Imperial Valley and the eastern Coachella Valley for more than 75 years. The district is one of more than 2,000 community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provides electricity to 49 million Americans.

During Public Power Week, IID will be distributing reusable tote bags with informational materials at customer service centers during normal office hours while supplies last. Customers are also invited to connect with IID on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

IID serves 156,000 residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural electric meters, representing about 450,000 residents across the district’s service area.

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