Free shower head giveaway plannedWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia Gas of Ohio, The Andersons and the Toledo Lucas-County Port Authority BetterBuildings are “joining forces to help Northwest Ohio residents conserve water, reduce energy bills and save money,” through a shower head giveaway, according to a May 30 news release.
“In an effort to help reduce water consumption and energy bills, 3,000 shower heads will be given away” at two area locations of The Andersons:
- June 6 at The Andersons located at 4701 Talmadge Road.
- June 7 at The Andersons located at 530 Illinois Ave., Maumee.
The free shower head promotion will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or while supplies last.
The shower heads are free, and are available to Columbia Gas of Ohio customers. Recipients will be asked to provide their name and address to receive their shower head.
The Andersons will also have products for sale to help further reduce water and energy consumption.
According to the news release, “Columbia Gas will offer the Niagara’s Earth Showerhead, which saves water and money by using up to 40 percent less water than traditional ‘low-flow’ shower heads. Upgrading a conventional shower head with one that’s energy-efficient can save between 1,800 and 3,600 gallons of water annually.”
Communications and Ccommunity Relations Manager for Columbia Gas of Ohio Chris Kozak said the program reaches out to skeptics of energy-efficient methods.
“We did this before in Sylvania and in Port Clinton and Maumee in the past couple of years, and we had great success in the number of people who came out as well as the number of shower heads we gave away,” Kozak said. “We saw an opportunity in Toledo with a community in need and a way to meet that need.”
Should all 3,000 shower heads be utilized, the potential exists for Northwest Ohio to save between 5.4 to 10.8 million gallons of water annually, the news release stated.
The shower heads are part of the Columbia Gas of Ohio “Simple Energy Solutions” program. For more information on the program, visit www.columbiagasohio.com/en/your-home/YourEnergySolutions/simple-energy-solutions.aspx.