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Clarksville, TN – Water conservation? Check
Fireworks ban? Check
Temperatures at record highs? Check
Power failure? Not likely.
While there are no guarantees in life, except death and taxes, CDE Lightband General Manager Brian Taylor says his utility is ready to take on the brutal summer heat, but he still preaches “conservation.”
The brutally hot temperatures in Clarksville has a lot of residents concerned about a power failure, and too much demand on the utility.
Taylor says CDE is more than ready to handle the demand, but people still need to conserve.
Here are the Ten Tips CDE Lightband recommends to consumers:
Taylor appeared on WJZM 1400 Friday morning to discuss the heat and his utility.
“We’re brought two new sub-stations online this year, so we are well positioned to handle the demand we expect. Our crews have a plan in place if there’s a problem, so I feel confident that our customers will be ok. Of course, if a transformer blows, or a squirrel gets into the system, then power failure could occur, but that could happen at any time.”
The record temperatures are expected for the next seven days, with little chance of rain, so residents will need to do their part to help lower the strain on the power grid.
To hear the radio interview with Brian Taylor, visit www.wjzm.com/podcasts .
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