Eversource asking NH residents to report remaining outages from Oct. 30 storm

If you or any New Hampshire residents you know still do not have power following the wind storm on Oct. 30, Eversource is asking that you call 1-800-662-7764 to report it. You should call even if you reported it previously to Eversource or to someone in the town where you live. Eversource indicates that remaining outages are likely caused by an issue that affects service directly to an individual residence.

Eversource to maintain vegetation near transmission right-of-way

Over the next 2-3 weeks, Eversource will be maintaining the vegetation along the transmission right-of-way that runs through Mason. According to Eversource, “Work will include the manual and/or mechanical cutting of tall-growing brush within the right-of-way to maintain safe clearance distances between vegetation and the energized conductors.”

If you have questions, contact Michael Stanek, Eversource Transmission Arborist, by email (Michael.Stanek@eversource.com) or phone (634-2803).

Eversource offering outage alert options to its customers

Eversource can deliver outage alerts to its customers via email messages, text messages, and telephone calls. According to the web site, “Beginning with the estimated time of restoration, the alerts can include updates from our restoration crews when they arrive on-site, the outage cause, updates to the estimated time of restoration, the number of customers restored and the restoration time. We will also notify you of impending storms or inclement weather that could affect the electric system, and updates on efforts underway to prepare for any weather-related outages.”

Eversouce also states that the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages are updated regularly with storm information.

For more information, go to the Eversource outage alerts page: https://www.eversource.com/Content/nh/residential/outages/outage-alerts

Wilton Recycling Center to enforce sticker program on Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, 2017, the Wilton Recycling Center and Transfer Station begins enforcing the new “sticker program” to identify authorized users of the facility. Stickers are free of charge and may be picked up at the Recycling Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You need your vehicle registration or proof of residency in a member town to receive your sticker. Up to two stickers per household will be permitted. All residents and businesses will be required to have a sticker on your vehicle by Jan. 1. For more information, including a list of the center’s hours, go to: http://www.wiltonnh.gov/recycling-center

 

Eversource to customers: Report scammers and deceptive marketers

On Nov. 10, 2016, Eversource issued a press release to warn the public about aggressive marketing tactics by certain energy suppliers, along with threats some customers have received from scam artists demanding payment for electric service. Anyone who suspects they have been subjected to these tactics is encouraged to call Eversource Customer Service at 1-800-662-7764. These concerns are tracked and reported to state regulators. Concerned customers can also report aggressive marketing or fraudulent activity directly to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission by calling 603-271-2431.

Read the full release here: https://www.eversource.com/content/nh/about/news-room/new-hampshire/newspost?Group=new-hampshire&Post=eversource-urges-customers-to-report-scammers-deceptive-marketers

Eversource to conduct aerial patrols this week

PURPOSE OF FLYOVER: Inspection of transmission system

FLIGHT DATES Tuesday, 10/25/16 through Friday, 10/28/16

FLIGHT TIMES: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, weather permitting

CITIES & TOWNS AFFECTED: Towns located in Eversource NH’s Western, Southern and Eastern regions

DESCRIPTION OF AIRCRAFT: Yellow and Blue Bell Jet Ranger, Tail# N868JB

CONTACT INFO: Contact Scot MacGregor at 345-2657

Eversource urging residents to conduct routine tree maintenance

With trees accounting for 60% of all power outages, Eversource is urging residents to conduct routine tree maintenance on their properties and to target trees that stand near power lines but are outside of Eversource’s trim zone. Drought-stressed trees and shrubs can pose a hazard to properties and power lines.

For more information, go to: https://www.eversource.com/content/nh/about/news-room/new-hampshire/newspost?Group=new-hampshire&Post=eversource-reminds-property-owners-of-hazards-from-drought-stressed-trees

Wilton Recycling Center announces sticker program

The following announcement is from the Town of Wilton, NH, which operates the Wilton Recycling Center and Transfer Station. Through a cooperative agreement involving numerous communities, Mason is a member town, and Mason residents are authorized to use the facility. Please note that the required stickers are free, and they must be placed on your vehicle by Jan. 1, 2017. Please read the announcement for details.

Information about the Wilton Recycling Center and Transfer Station sticker program

The Wilton Recycling Center and Transfer Station is enacting a “sticker program” to identify authorized users of the facility. The purpose is to restrict the facility to those that contribute to its financial operation. The Wilton Recycling Center and Transfer Station is owned and managed by the Town of Wilton. It has four other communities that form the co-op: Greenville, Lyndeborough, Mason, and Temple. The facility operates via funding from the five member towns through general taxation. The stickers will help to easily identify residents and businesses from the member towns that are authorized to use the facility.

Stickers are free of charge and may be picked up at the Recycling Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be setting weekend dates as well in the near future. You will need your vehicle registration or proof of residency in a member town to receive your sticker. Up to two stickers per household will be permitted. All residents and businesses will be required to have a sticker on your vehicle by January 1, 2017.

As costs escalate and commodity prices plummet, we need your help in reducing costs by continuing to recycle. All recyclables have value that reduces the cost of operations. All non-recyclables have a disposal fee attached which increases the cost of waste disposal for all of us.

The Town of Wilton thanks you for your cooperation and looks forward to continuing to serve your waste disposal needs.