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SaskPower asks customers to put safety first this winter – and win!

January 23, 2012

Scraping ice and shoveling snow aren’t favourite winter activities for most people, but SaskPower is trying to change that.

In an effort to clear walkways and create a safe environment for everyone, SaskPower is calling on customers to clear a path to their power and gas meters for a chance to win a snowblower and other prizes. Simply submit a photo of you clearing a path to your meters and you could win a Troy-Bilt snowblower or a weekly prize of a VISA gift card.

“Clearing a path to the meters often requires some extra shoveling, but it really makes a big difference,” said Robert Watson, SaskPower President and Chief Executive Officer. “Everyone benefits because easy access to the meters allows us to gather the information we need to serve customers in a timely and accurate manner.”

Many SaskPower customers do a great job of clearing their driveways and walkways, but as many as half report they do not make a concerted effort to clear all the way to their meters. A clear path to the meters goes a long way to preventing injuries.

“Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of injuries to SaskPower meter readers,” said Glenda Barton, SaskPower Chief Safety Officer. “When it comes to preventing injuries for meter readers, we count on the public to help reduce the risks they face.”

For more information on the Keep Your Meter Neater contest, visit saskpower.com. The contest closes on February 26, 2012.