New Residents

If you are new to the area, first, let us say, "Welcome to Punxsutawney", you will find a helpful list of utility companies and other useful numbers that you may need.

Water:
Pennsylvania American 
Water Company
                                                 1-800-565-7292
                                              amwater.com

Gas:                  T.W. Phillips
                             1-800-222-5101

Cable/Internet/Phone:  
                       
    Comcast
      1-800-266-2278                                       http://www.comcast.com/corporate/shop/products/local/pennsylvania/pa/punxsutawney.html 
                        
       DIRECTV
     www.directpackages.com/packages.html
        The toll-free phone number is: 1-877-798-6070

     DISH Network Satellite TV
     1-855-392-0373

        "Exede Satellite Internet" 

      Frontier Communications, Inc.
         
      Verizon
      1-800-837-4966

      Vonage
      1-866-328-7495
    
         Hughes Net             
  internet.hughesnet.com/plans-and-pricing.html

      http://www.internetproviders.com/local/


Electric:  

            Penelec/First Energy Corp.
                 1-800-545-7741
                To report a power outage, call: 1-888-544-4877 (1-888-LIGHTSS)
                  www.firstenergycorp.com

        SunPower, the leading U.S. provider of solar electricity
            Solar electricity is a green alternative to traditional electric utilities.
                    http://us.sunpower.com/


Home Protection Services:

                Authorized Protection 1 Security dealer
                        http://security.protection1.com/



Local Sanitation/Recycling Haulers:
             Please note that recycling is mandatory in the Borough of Punxsutawney

          Advanced Disposal:  (814) 265-1975 or (800) 338-8971
             www.AdvancedDisposal.com

          Hugill Sanitation:  (814) 277-6050 or (877) 363-6050

          Yeager's Sanitation:  (814) 427-2837
    
        Goodwill Industries:  (Punxsy Plaza) is our local electronic recycling drop off site. They no longer accept TV's for recycling.


Punxsutawney Area Hospital
            81 Hillcrest Drive
            (814) 938-1800

Punxsutawney Area School District:
            475 Beyer Avenue
            High School & Middle School: (814) 938-5151
            Elementary School Office:  (814) 938-3063

Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce:
            102 West Mahoning Street
             (814) 938-7700

U.S. Post Office:
             553 East Mahoning Street
              (814) 938-6120

District Magistrate:
             Douglas Chambers
             222 N. Findley Street
             (814) 938-9381

Jefferson County Assistance Office:
             100 Prushnock Drive
              (814) 938-2990  or  1-800-242-8214
              LIHEAP 814-938-1329 

How to Guard Against Utility Imposters

 

You hear about it all too often in the news: An unsuspecting homeowner victimized by thieves posing as utility company workers to gain entry and rob the house. You can prevent utility imposters from targeting you by taking precautions to protect yourself.

 

Individuals claiming to represent the “water company” or another utility will approach the resident and use a variety of excuses to enter the home.For example, they are supposedly investigating a “dirty water” complaint by a neighbor or checking water pressure due to a main break nearby. Once inside the home, the imposters typically divert the resident’s attention by sending him/her to the basement or kitchen to run a faucet while they or an accomplice robs another area of the home.

 

First, it is extremely rare for water company personnel to show up at a customer’s home without an appointment. However, if a utility worker comes to your door and you are not expecting them, DO NOT let them inside without proper identification. All Pennsylvania American Water service personnel wear uniforms, drive company-branded vehicles and wear photo ID badges with the company’s logo. (IMPORTANT: Company employees will never ask for nor accept payment at a customer’s home or business.)

 

Don’t be afraid to ask for photo ID, and take the time to examine the ID badge whenever someone from a utility company arrives at your home. If you are still unsure and have any suspicions about the individual’s identity, call 9-1-1 immediately. Also, you can contactPennsylvania American Water’s customer service center (800-565-7292) to check if the service visit is legitimate.

 

Please share this advice with family and friends, particularly seniors who often fall prey to these thieves.

Pennsylvania American Water is committed to safety for its customers and employees. Be vigilant, and don’t get fooled by utility imposters!