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ANAHEIM, CA (October 7, 2009) - Anaheim residents are invited to celebrate Public Power Week, Oct. 4-10, with special public presentations and exhibits at the Downtown Farmer’s Market beginning at noon and running to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Highlighting Anaheim Public Utilities’ activities will be the highly popular “bucket rides,” where attendees can ride in a utility bucket truck and catch a view of the city from a different perspective. Anaheim Public Utilities booths and displays will provide information about electric services, energy-saving tips, free shade trees and information from the dedicated employees who help design and operate Anaheim’s century-old electric utility.

New this year, a series of brief special presentations are being offered to utility employees from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. by representatives from the six electric utility divisions – 5 minute overviews of the role of each group and how their contributions benefit Anaheim’s utility customers.

Public Power Week is celebrated annually by Anaheim Public Utilities, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities across America that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 45 million Americans. More on Public Power ... 

“People who live and work in Anaheim rely on their own public power utility for the electricity that powers their homes, businesses and schools, day in and day out,” said Marcie Edwards, General Manager of Anaheim Public Utilities. “Having a city-owned electric system allows our elected representatives to make decisions right here in our community about the use of our resources in ways that best suit our needs.” More on Who We Are ...

While the focus will be on Public Power, information also will be available on current drought conditions as well as tips on some of the best ways to save water without impacting your lifestyle.

Public Power Week is a national event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, DC. APPA is the service organization for community and state-owned electric utilities.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM PUBLIC UTILITIES For more than 100 years, Anaheim Public Utilities has served Anaheim water and electric customers with low rates and reliable service. Anaheim Public Utilities is Orange County's only publicly owned water and electric utility.

ABOUT ANAHEIM The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is California's 10th most populous city. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 345,500 residents and more than 2,100 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.3 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as CKE Restaurants, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Arsenal, and the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winning USA Men's Volleyball team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, The Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.