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Enjoy water recreation safely

Electricity is essential energy —it keeps us cool in the summer, lights our house, keeps the refrigerator cold, and runs the TV, stereo, and computers. However, water and electricity are a dangerous combination. Whether it’s swimming, boating, or fishing, Safe Electricity reminds everyone to avoid electrical hazards during water recreation.

Cast your vote and become eligible to win free electricity

Voting for this year’s Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) Board of Directors election kicks off this month on July 9. Members may vote online, request a paper ballot or vote in person at the co-op’s annual meeting on August 22.

This year, CREC members will decide director races in the following districts: Lincoln County District 2, Pike County, St. Charles County District 2 and Warren County District 1.

Beat the heat this summer

Summer months can bring some of the highest energy costs of the year with the high demand for air conditioning. Keeping your home comfortable can be expensive, but it can also be dangerous. If your air conditioner runs too often, it can stress your home’s electric system and put you at risk for shock or fire.

To avoid a tragedy, and save money, Safe Electricity has the following tips for energy efficiency this summer:

Save on your next vacation with Co-op Connections

Welcome to July, the heart of summer vacation season. Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) can help you save money before and during your travels with the Co-op Connections discount program. Access to Co-op Connections is just one of several free benefits you receive with cooperative membership. The program is available year-round even if you aren’t planning a vacation right now. Save money and search the Co-op Connections website for discounts ahead of time.