You should have already received your first billing statement with the new design. We have spent many hours over the last few months working on the new look. Our intention is to provide our customers with the most information possible in the best format available. Your first billing statement should have also included this insert with some explanation of each area of the new design.
We hope you find the new design effective and informative! Please call the office with any questions you may have.
Attention Irrigation Customers! The 2021 irrigation agreements, and rate schedules have been mailed out. Please select the rate and load management status you wish to operate for the 2021 season. Complete an Interruptible Irrigation Service Agreement for each electric irrigation system you operate.
Even if you wish to continue operating under the same rate/control as the previous year, you will need to complete and sign a new form each year. All Agreements are due in the SCPPD office by April 1, 2021 to allow for ample time for our summer load management planning. As always, please remember to update your contact information as well.
If you have any questions, or need to change the responsible
party of your irrigation service please contact the SCPPD office
If you are interested in converting your pivot to electric, call the office to speak to the Operations Manager!
Handle Irrigation Equipment with Care.
Stanton County PPD and Safe Electricity would like to remind anyone in the agricultural industry that moving irrigation pipes can be extremely dangerous around power lines. The watering pipes can be made of aluminum, a great conductor of electricity.
We offer these irrigation safety tips:
• Be extremely careful when assembling or moving long sections of irrigation pipes.
• Always consider your location and the length of the pipe you are holding.
• Make sure the pipe’s long reach will not come near or into contact with power lines.
• If the pipe touches or comes too close to a power line, you could be electrocuted.
• Do not store, handle or assemble irrigation pipes under or near overhead power lines.
• In fact, do not store (or park) anything under power lines.
Installation and Maintenance
Although farmers are usually great at fixing anything and everything, it’s a good idea to have a qualified electrician install and maintain your irrigation’s electricals, which must meet National Electrical Code. Hire one who is experienced and well-versed in irrigation systems.
In general, talk to everyone in your family (including kids and teens) about the dangers of moving pipes. Teach irrigation safety to all staff and seasonal workers. Family members or workers might try to rearrange pipes for coverage or move them to free an animal and not realize how close they are to an overhead power line. In addition, they may try to use an electrical system that is damaged or not properly grounded.
Consider upgrading your home to a smart thermostat to help save you energy and money!
Don’t forget to ask about the EnergyWise Rebate program!