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

www.satellitetv.com/packages.html

"Exede Satellite Internet"

www.exede.com

Frontier Communications, Inc.

https://frontier.com/shop/tv/

Verizon

1-800-837-4966

: https://www.verizon.com/local/pennsylvania/

Vonage

https://phone.vonage.com/vonage-plans.html

1-866-328-7495

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/

Local Sanitation/Recycling Haulers:

Please note that recycling is mandatory in the Borough of Punxsutawney; your hauler will provide recycling containers.

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 do not accept computers or 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:

Sis Miserock

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!