The City of Aspen Utilities provide water and electric service to approximately 6,500 accounts. Environmental Initiatives has a goal of providing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources within the next five years. Currently 75% of our electricity comes from clean, renewable sources including hydroelectric and wind power. Water service to the city started in 1966. The majority of the electrical system was put underground in two major projects in 1976 and 1986.
To manage and maintain our water and electric resources from their resources to our customers in a manner that most efficiently meets, or exceeds, all related State and Federal standards, while driving the reduction of Aspen's greenhouse gas emissions and energy use through policy, outreach, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
Make a Plan
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters (http://www.ready.gov/be-informed) could affect your area. Know how you'll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that's familiar and easy to find.
Link to http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Pitkin County Emergency Operations
The Pitkin County EOP incorporates best practices and procedures from various incident management disciplines – homeland security, emergency management, law enforcement, firefighting, hazardous materials response, public works, public health, emergency medical services, and responder and recovery worker health and safety – and integrates them into a unified coordinating structure. The Pitkin County EOP provides the framework for interaction with local, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations. It describes capabilities and resources and establishes responsibilities, operations processes, and protocols to help protect against natural and man-made hazards; save lives; protect public health, safety, property, and the environment; and reduce adverse psychological consequences and disruptions.
Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Link to Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Emergency Preparedness For People With Disabilities
One of the most important aspects of independent living is developing the capacity to keep ourselves safe at home, work, and in the community. That is why Pitkin County and the Pitkin County Public Safety Council are pleased to offer this workbook to help people with disabilities plan for disaster emergencies. This workbook will guide you through the process of gathering the information and supplies you will need if a disaster strikes. It is filled with worksheets, checklists, and tips to help you prepare for an emergency.
This workbook is designed to be used by people with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) to prepare for disaster emer/DocumentCenter/View/68gencies.