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These are tough financial times; there is no doubt about that. In today’s global economy, the SMLD will continue to find ways that its customers may make choices in how they conserve energy.

Clean, Renewable Energy Achieved

Need knows no season, and neither does the Item Appeal. The Item Appeal is a community-based charity that collects money from local people and distributes it to local people in need. All the money collected goes to help people in the community who are in need.

100% of your donation goes to helping people just like you in the community, people who find themselves having trouble making ends meet. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact your local representative.

Local Representative

Sterling: Judith and Nelson Mather - 978-365-9730

Click Here For Official Item Web Site
Conservation Tips

Energy Savers, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips, you can make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool—while you save money. Energy Savers brings you the latest information on energy-saving, efficient technologies. They even give tips for using clean, renewable energy to power your home.

Energy Savers helps you beat the high cost of fuel, with driving and car maintenance tips to save you money on the road.

Some of the tips are simple to do. Others require more effort and investment, but promise big savings over the years.

Energy Savers and the SMLD encourage you to check out the Web site and make improvements today that will contribute to your energy bottom line and make our planet healthier and cleaner!
Key Areas For Improvement
  • Save Energy and Money Today
  • Your Home's Energy Use
  • Insulation and Sealing Air Leaks
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Water Heating
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Appliances
  • Home Office and Home Electronics
  • Driving and Car Maintenance
  • Renewable Energy
Click Here For The Energy Savers Official Web Site

How do you know you won't dig into something?

"Digging into the ground can be dangerous!"

You can easily cut through underground power wires, telephone or cable television cables, natural gas lines, or water and sewer pipes. To prevent this from happening, Federal and State Laws require excavators to notify the local utility companies before they start digging.
To make this easier, in New England you can call an organization called "DIG SAFE" that in turn notifies all of the utility companies concerned. If these companies have underground lines in the area, they will come by and mark them with stakes.

CALL: 1-888-DIG-SAFE (344-7233)

Dig Safe is a system, funded by member companies, which allows excavators to notify the appropriate utilities with one telephone call before digging, trenching, blasting, demolishing, boring, backfilling, grading, landscaping, or any earth moving operations.

This system was created to promote public safety, avoid costly damage to underground facilities and reduce cost and time notifications.

Click Here To Visit The DigSafe Web Site

ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
For the Home
Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR® helps you make the energy efficient choice.
  • If looking for new household products, look for ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR. They meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.
  • If looking for a new home, look for one that has earned the ENERGY STAR.
  • If looking to make larger improvements to your home, EPA offers tools and resources to help you plan and undertake projects to reduce your energy bills and improve home comfort.

For a list of rebate forms PLEASE CLICK HERE...

* For a list of appliance eligibility, please visit www.energystar.gov.
Click here to Request Information
Home Energy Loss Prevention Service (HELPS)

Customers of electric municipal utilities participating in HELPS may call the toll-free hotline with any questions concerning energy conservation in their home. The HELPS staff has a wealth of information about all aspects of residential energy conservation, and can provide it either by mail or e-mail. They can also assist or direct you to a number of different web-based resources providing on-line information on many conservation measures, as well as on-line energy audits you can conduct on your own.

The HELPS customer assistance staff is available to answer your energy questions. After your initial call, please feel free to call back to discuss any further questions you may have about the information you receive.

(888) 333-7525

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What WHEAT Does

Most people have experienced some type of crisis at some time in their lives: a lost job, financial difficulties, medical bills, or a tragedy such as fire or loss of a family member. WHEAT helps community members who need help--with food, clothing, referrals, transportation, and assistance getting back on their feet.

Since 1982, WHEAT Community Services has served low-to-moderate income residents of Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Lancaster, and Sterling by providing critical services during their time of need. Today, 20 years later, WHEAT serves nearly 2000 individuals by providing them with the resources they need to become self-sufficient.

Through the tireless efforts of our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and the achievements of our clients, WHEAT Community Services is able to successfully combat the effects poverty has on our community.

As they celebrate past successes and look into the future, WHEAT commits to working closely with the communities we serve to address the issues faced by people with lower incomes.
Sample Programs
  • 2003 Youth Employment and Mentoring Program
  • Parents Helping Parents
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Helmet Initiative
  • GVNA HIV Counseling
  • Community Outreach
  • Holiday Programs
  • RHI Housing Program
  • Technology Initiative
  • Family Development Program
  • Growing Gardens Project
For more information on how WHEAT can help you, (i.e. fuel assistance) please call them at 978-365-6349 or by email at jbreidel@wheatcommunity.net.
Additional Services

You may contact our customer service department at 978-422-8267 or customerservice@energysterling.com regarding any of the additional services below that the SMLD is happy to provide its customers.
  • 24-hour payment drop box
  • Banner hanging
  • Contractor services
  • Early bill payment discount
  • Energy consulting
  • Gift certificates
  • Sterling Fair support
  • TESCO surge protectors
  • Town department energy audits

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The SMLD is happy to provide its customers with programs such as our early bill payment discount, gift certificates and energy consulting.
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Simply plug the Kill-A-Watt™ Electricity Usage Monitor into a three-prong, grounded wall outlet, plug your electrical product into it, and then find out how efficient (or wasteful) it is.
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