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Mayfield Electric & Water Systems, the Graves County Water District, and our participating customers are proud to present the Mayfield-Graves County Need line and Food Panty with a contribution amount of $2,009.29 through our customer round up program. The picture to the right shows Customer Service Representative, Meagan Arnold presenting the 2017 contributions to Director Jackie Herndon and Board Member Bob Sims. The program rounds participants utility bills to the next highest dollar and the change collected is distributed to the Mayfield–Graves County Need Line and Food Pantry. The money collected goes right back into our OWN community to have an immediate impact on our neighbors and friends. Any customer who would like to participate in our Round-Up program stop by our office and get signed up today. Your small change can make a big difference!

Summer is coming, and the heat is on its way. Rising temperatures could mean the resurgence of rising electric bills. MEWS encourages our customers to take advantage of our free online usage monitoring tool, called MyUsage. MyUsage, allows post and prepaid customers to understand how their behavior affects daily usage and puts the power of knowledge at their fingertips. Creating a usage monitoring account will allow you to monitor monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly usage. By tracking electrical consumption, customers can also see how the weather can directly impact their consumption. The MyUsage portal displays an onscreen temperature chart to show you the consumption and the temperatures allowing you to see the correlation.

MEWS is a public power utility that is owned by the people we serve. We focus on delivering reliable and affordable electricity as part of our mission of service to our communities to help them shine as great places to live, work and play and to raise a family.

We are not in business to make a profit. We reinvest every dollar we earn into our utility system to make it better. The public power model is designed to give you the lowest energy rates possible, service you can count on and support in attracting new jobs to the area.

The work we do is paramount to the communities we serve, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously. We work for you and we are committed to making your life better. Whether it is working together to keep your energy bills low, your reliability high or to bring new jobs to the area, you can rest assured that our goal is to make life better for you.

Thank you for helping us celebrate Public Power: A Tradition That Works!

During the winter months, power outages are more probable due to freezing temperatures, snow and ice. MEWS, wants to prepare our customers in the event of a short or long-term outage. In the event of a long-term outage, creating a home winter survival kit will help you and your family endure the cold grasp of winter.

When creating a survival kit, it is important to remember the essentials and to stock enough supplies for at least 72 hours. Below are some items to consider when creating your families kit.

Non-Perishable Food - Keeping a three-day supply of food that requires no cooking or refrigeration such as bread, crackers, cereal, canned foods, and dried fruits. Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for approximately 4 hours. A full freezer will keep for approximately 48 hours, if the doors remain closed.

Water - In case your water pipes freeze or burst, keep a supply of tap or bottled water on hand. The recommended amount of water supply is five gallons per person. If possible, fill bathroom tub full of water.

Medicine - Make sure all-important medications are ordered or refilled that any family members may need.

Identification - Keep all forms of identification with you, such as driver licenses and social security cards. In addition, make sure to have bank information as well as insurance policies on hand.

Emergency Materials - Keep a supply of batteries, cash, flashlights, first aid supplies, fire extinguishers, and battery– powered radio on hand. Keep cell phone calls or text to a minimum to conserve battery life.

Portable Generator Safety - Never operate a generator inside your home, carbon monoxide is a deadly gas you cannot see or smell. Keep it outside for proper ventilation in an area that will not allow fumes to enter your home. Do not plug the generator into an electrical outlet. Plug appliances directly into the generator, and only use extension cords when necessary. The number of appliances a generator can safely power depends on its rated wattage. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for proper use and load. Only a licensed electrician should attempt to hook up a generator to the main electric panel of your home or business. If it is connected improperly, power can “back feed” onto utility lines creating a potentially deadly situation for Lineman. For more information on proper installation or approved interlocking devices to prevent back-feed, please contact our office.

Power outages during the frigid winter months can endanger lives. Being prepared can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable. MEWS is always on call and will work diligently to restore power in the event of an outage. To report an outage please contact MEWS at 270-247-4661.

On June 11, 1942, Mayfield Electric & Water Systems became a Distributor of TVA power and a Public Power Utility. At this time the average customer used 65 Kilowatt hours each month. Today, the MEWS average customer uses approximately 957 Kilowatt hours a month. In 1942, Mayfield Electric & Water Systems served 2,800 homes, and today serves over 5,800 electric customers. MEWS is constantly evolving to be a proactive utility that provides the services of electric, water, wastewater treatment & fiber to its customers. MEWS believes that a utility should be an innovator and leader in their community offering the most advanced & reliable technology, affordable utilities and the best possible customer service.

Throughout the last 75 years, the electric system has made remarkable changes in our lives. Electricity has brightened our homes/workspaces, revolutionized businesses, industries, schools and the entire community.
One of the many advancements MEWS has made is the installation of an AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) system in 2009. The new meters have many advantages and are designed to bring benefits to the consumers. Advanced Metering Infrastructures provide customers with innovative equipment that provides the customer with daily consumption monitoring, alarms for increased safety and reliability, more accurate meter readings, and the potential to save consumers money.