Today marks National Lineman Appreciation Day, celebrated each year on April 18. Please share the love by taking the time to thank a lineworker! We would like to express our gratitude to all of our lineworkers at the Hastings Utilities Department for being committed to the job and powering our lives.
We are honored to be recognized by the American Public Power Association for maintaining exceptional electric reliability for our customers throughout 2020. Read more here: https://www.cityofhastings.org/…/utilities-department-reco…/
UPDATE: The repair has been completed and water is back on as of Monday evening. ORIGINAL: A crew is responding to a water main break at Central Community College, in the area of Furnas and Hall buildings. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
The stop signs have been swapped out, removing the old signs on 14th Street and adding new ones on St. Joseph Avenue. Extra signs and flags are temporarily in place to help drivers get used to the change.
The stop signs at the intersection of 14th Street and St. Joseph Avenue will be rearranged to improve traffic flow on Friday, March 19. The stop signs will be moved to make 14th a through street from Burlington to Elm. Read more here: https://www.cityofhastings.org/…/stop-sign-placement-to-ch…/
10 p.m. Update: Power has been restored. Original: Crews are out responding to electrical outages on South Burlington and South Lexington, which may include some traffic lights. If you encounter malfunctioning lights, please treat the intersection like a 4-way stop and proceed with caution.
The State of Nebraska has launched a rent and utility assistance program for households that are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more or to apply: https://www.cityofhastings.org/…/rent-and-utilities-assista…
Water will be shut off in the 1300 block of E. 9th Street and the 800 block of N. 6th Avenue so our crew can repair a water main break. We expect around 7 customers to lose access to water for the duration of the repair.
UPDATE: Power has been restored. ORIGINAL: A crew is responding to an electrical outage in the area around the 300 block of S. California Avenue, possibly affecting 100-150 customers. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Let the recycling begin! Now through March 20, Adams County residents can bring their old tires to the landfill for free recycling during regular business hours. Check out all the rules for participation here: https://www.cityofhastings.org/…/solid-waste-landfill-to-o…/
If you're using one of these 'moss balls' in your home aquarium, the University of Nebraska's Invasive Species Program is asking you to properly dispose of it immediately using the attached guide. Invasive zebra mussels have been found on these moss balls from aquarium and pet stores in Nebraska, and we need to ensure that they do not reach our local waterways. Please do not pour aquarium water down your drain if it was housing one of these moss balls until you complete one o...f the following decontamination methods. Thank you for helping us keep your water safe and clean!
UPDATE: Power has been restored. ORIGINAL: A crew is responding to a report of an electrical outage between S. Hastings Avenue and St. Joseph Avenue, from H Street to G Street. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
Customers may already be receiving utility bills after February's cold snap, and we want to encourage you to read the paper insert that comes with it. A copy of it can be found at the link below as well. We want our customers to know that we worked hard to keep costs down, and you can see a breakdown of our strategy here: https://www.cityofhastings.org/…/utilities-department-is-b…/
We want to extend a sincere thank you to Terri Duca, who brought chili out to our workers as they repaired a water main break on California Avenue earlier this week. Thank you so much for your kindness!
The Southwest Power Pool is no longer under an emergency alert. We want to thank everyone who helped us get through this, and we'll keep you updated if the situation changes once again. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy binge watching your favorite shows while popping microwave popcorn and baking a pizza - and good luck catching up on your laundry!
Early this afternoon, the Southwest Power Pool dropped their Energy Emergency Alert to Level 1. We're still asking you to be extra mindful of your energy consumption through tomorrow morning, and then hopefully we'll be in the clear. We will continue to keep you updated if anything changes, and you can track SPP updates here: https://spp.org/markets-operations/current-grid-conditions/
The water main break on South California has not been fixed. The crew has turned the water back on with low pressure. The crews will be back tomorrow morning around 8:30 - 9 a.m. to start the work again.
It's almost like we can't catch a break today: A crew is responding to a water main issue in the area along California Avenue between A and D Streets. We'll keep you updated as we learn more about the problem.
Thank you to Big G Ace for your efforts, we truly appreciate all the help we've been getting!Doing our part to help Hastings Utilities. We have turned off everything we can and still be able to help our customers! Having a little fun with it and having Bob work in the dark!😂