For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseJune 21, 2002
Pepco`s `Megawatt U` Program Teaches Kids About Electrical Safety
Summer brings an increase in outdoor activities - recreation, boating, home and garden improvements. And that can mean more occasion to inadvertently come into contact with electricity through power lines.
Pepco reminds all customers to use caution when working or playing near power lines or other electrical facilities this summer - especially children, who are out of school and spending more time outdoors. Power lines carry high voltage electricity that, when handled carelessly, can cause serious injury or even death.
To help parents teach their kids about the potential dangers of electricity, Pepco has created a fun, interactive online program called "Megawatt U" where kids - and adults - can learn about electrical safety. Just visit Pepco`s Web site, www.pepco.com, click on the Megawatt U icon, and follow cartoon characters Zach and Darla through Megawatt U`s four sections:
Pepco also offers the following tips for keeping safe around electricity this summer:
For more electrical safety tips for kids and adults, visit www.pepco.com and click on Megawatt U.
Point of Contact:Charles Taylor