PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, November 16, 2015

Energy, Water Saving Kits Available to Southern California Gas Co. Customers

Santa Barbara County, Nov. 4, 2015 – October and Energy Awareness Month may be over, but the emPower Central Coast program is distributing water and energy saving kits to help homeowners continue the savings throughout the year.

The kit — including three faucet aerators and a low-flow showerhead – is available to Southern California Gas Company customers. Just “Like” the emPower Central Coast Facebook page ( and then fill out the emPower Contact Us form online ( for pick-up details. Be sure to include “Water Giveaway” in the message box.

“The aerators and showerhead are great tools to help cut down on water usage and even save you a little in energy costs,” said Janet Wolf, 2nd District Supervisor and Board Chair.

“It’s great to partner with Southern California Gas Company to help residents start saving not just energy, but water as well during a serious drought.

These items are simple to install on faucets and in the shower, and they’ll restrict the water flow while keeping a high-pressure stream. Even better, you’ll be able to use the water temperature you like while using less water.”

For more information about Energy Awareness Month, tips on saving energy, or to speak with a representative of emPower, call (805) 568-3566 or visit the website at

About emPower Central Coast
The emPower program was established by Santa Barbara County to help the community preserve the environment by lowering energy consumption and stimulate the economy by creating jobs through innovative, voluntary solutions to support a sustainable building performance market. The program recently expanded its services to Ventura County and San Luis Obispo residents as emPower Central Coast.

emPower is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Gas Company, Southern California Edison Company and Pacific Gas and Electric Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, the US Department of Energy Better Buildings program and the California Energy Commission with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars. emPower’s low cost financing is offered in partnership with Coast Hills Credit Union and Ventura County Credit Union. More information at


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