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Every year MEWS receives calls from concerned customers about their utility bills or possibly questioning the accuracy of their electric meter. Many of these calls come during the winter months, however, what we don’t take in consideration is how our habits change during this seasons. Winter weather brings customers inside their homes, running heaters, televisions, electronics, and leaving the lights on longer. We simply use more electricity during the winter. If you have concerns with your utility bill there are energy saving tips you can utilize to assist in keeping your bills from rising as the temperature drops.

Mayfield Electric & Water teamed up with Graves County Emergency Management and offers a one call notification system. Water outages and main breaks are always inconvenient, however, they are a fact of life that every utility customer will endure. The one call will quickly notify Mayfield Electric & Water customers, in the event of a boil water advisory. The one call notification allows MEWS to view a map of Graves County and select the areas that may be affected by the boil water advisory. MEWS will then notify customers once the boil water advisory has been lifted.

MEWS strives to deliver the best possible customer service and encourages all water customers to utilize this service and enroll today, by calling our office at 270-247-4661. MEWS attempts to notify customers of advisories by alerting local radio stations, posting advisories on social media or by utilizing door hangers.

Every year during the first week of October, Mayfield Electric & Water Systems, the American Public Power Association and 2000 other utilities across the nation celebrate Public Power Week. During this week, MEWS would like to show gratitude to our customers. As a public power utility, the safety of our employees, customers, reliability of our workforce and system are our main goals. Reliable utilities and excellent customer service is what our company strives to provide.

Mayfield Electric & Water Systems understands hard economic times can impact our utility customers. That is why we offer an assistance program to help those in need within our community.

Every MEWS & Graves County Water District customer has a chance to enroll in our Round-Up Program. This program will round participants utility bill to the next highest dollar and the change collected will be distributed to the Mayfield-Graves County Need Line and Food Pantry. For example, if your bill was $78.45, you would pay $79.00 and the 55 cents collected goes to the MGC Need Line and Food Pantry. The average amount collected per customer is approximately $6.00 per year. This may not sound like a lot of money, but if only 1000 customers signed up, it could potentially fund around $6,000.00 per year in donations. The money collected goes right back unto our OWN community to have an immediate impact on our neighbors and friends. Last year our customers donations amounted to over $1,300.00 dollars. Let’s help MEWS grow our number of participants and increase the donations in 2019.

We ask that any customer who would like to participate in our Round-Up Program come by our office and get signed up today. Your small change can make a big difference!

MEWS has participated in the Mayfield Winterfest Lighted Christmas Parade to benefit the local Lions Club. Each year, the office employees and servicemen pull together to build, decorate and light the float. The children of MEWS employees ride and hand out candy. Some employees walk along the float and hand out CFL bulbs. This community event is a lot of fun and is for such a great cause! We are also excited to say that the hard work we put into the float has been rewarded!

Linemen Dusty Qualls and Jason Kendall participated in Farmington Elementary Career Day. Many different businesses in our area were represented. The linemen described the roles and responsibilities of their job. A demonstration was presented to the students on personal protective equipment linemen must wear in order to stay safe on the job.

Each year, Mayfield Electric & Water Systems helps sponsor Mayfield High Schools’ Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. This breakfast is designed to show appreciation for our local teachers, faculty and staff for the past school year, as well as give support for the upcoming semesters. As a sponsor, MEWS helps provide gifts, decorations and food for the breakfast. This year, MEWS also handed out eco-friendly, reusable drinking water bottles as a token of our appreciation for our local teachers, faculty and staff!

Every year during the first week of October, Mayfield Electric & Water Systems, the American Public Power Association and 2000 other utilities across the nation celebrate Public Power Week. During this week, MEWS would like to show gratitude to our customers. As a public power utility, the safety of our employees, customers, reliability of our workforce and system are our main goals. Reliable utilities and excellent customer service is what our company strives to provide. This year is the 32nd anniversary of the week-long celebration by public power utilities, such as MEWS, that collectively supply electricity to more than 46 million Americans. As we have in the past, MEWS will be hosting opportunities for our customers to win energy-conserving products and will have give-a-ways as well. This year, MEWS will also be serving a FREE hamburger/hotdog lunch to show appreciation for our customers on Wednesday, October 3rd. Please come, join the fun, and enjoy lunch on us!

As part of a Business-Education Partnership, every year Mayfield Electric & Water Systems chooses to participate in Reality Zone. This program is demonstrated at both Mayfield and Graves County Middle Schools and is designed to provide students with a “reality check” at how much things cost in the real world. It is a game of Life for the young students.

Before the students enter the Reality Zone, they are assigned a gross income, marital status and children by their teachers. Armed with this information, the students begin their “real lives” having to purchase groceries, pay a mortgage, buy insurance and of course pay their utility bills with their assigned incomes.

The Reality Zone is staffed with local businesses who “sell” their products and services to the students. Mayfield Electric & Water Systems’ Sherrie Powell was proud to be a part of such a wonderful program that helps to strengthen and mold today’s youth.