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Spring is Here!

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It’s the day warm weather fans have been waiting months for: TODAY is the first day of spring! Spring officially arrived at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon, when the sun was directly over the equator, marking the spring (aka vernal) equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere. For the folks down under in the Southern Hemisphere, it… Read more »

Cold Weather Tips

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As the cold weather blankets our area this week, Kissimmee Utility Authority offers these tips for warmth, safety and energy conservation: * Make sure any indoor heaters, like wood stoves or kerosene heaters, have adequate ventilation to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Likewise, make sure the flue of your fireplace is working properly. Never use outdoor… Read more »

KUA to Celebrate Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day

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Kissimmee Utility Authority will proudly celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on Friday, Aug. 26 in honor of the skilled and brave men and women across Florida who work with thousands of volts of electricity atop power poles and lines to deliver safe and reliable power. In 2012, the Florida House of Representatives introduced a resolution honoring… Read more »

KUA Lineman Earns Trophy at National Rodeo

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Kissimmee Utility Authority linemen brought home high marks and a trophy from Saturday’s 15th annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo in Sacramento, California. Fifty-eight teams and 86 apprentices from municipal utilities across the nation gathered to recognize the profession of line work and demonstrate the safety, skill and endurance of electric linemen. The rodeo-style competition, held… Read more »

KUA Unveils New Bucket Truck Dedicated to Kite Flying Safety

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Kissimmee Utility Authority on May 22 unveiled the newest bucket truck in its fleet of response vehicles and used student artwork on the truck’s exterior to promote kite flying safety. The 8-ton truck features the photo and artwork of the utility’s 2015 student calendar art contest winner, fifth grader Lean Hour Tan from Holy Redeemer… Read more »