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Annual "Heat's On - Water's Off" Project

Prince George's Co. Press Office | 9/20/2010, 7:45 p.m.

Annual "Heat's On - Water's Off" Project to Provide Free Home Heating and Plumbing Inspections to Elderly and Disabled Set for Sept. 25th

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Annual "Heats On - Waters Off" project will provide preventive maintenance to heating and plumbing equipment for the elderly and the disabled who may have difficulty paying for such services. Twenty-five homeowners that may have inefficient, faulty or hazardous equipment will be assisted in this one-day project.

Every year since 1998, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington, Plumbers Local 5 and Steamfitters Local 602 have sponsored the "Heat's On - Water's Off" workday in Prince George's County. The idea is to donate materials and expert volunteer services to help needy senior citizens make their homes ready for winter by repairing or replacing heating, plumbing and other mechanical equipment.

The "Heats On - Waters Off "project involves the joint voluntary efforts of the Prince George's County Department of Family Services Administration on Aging, the Prince George's County Fire Department; as well as the local Steamfitters Union, Plumbers Union, and local Service Contractors Bureau members.

Volunteers from the Steamfitters and Plumbers Union volunteer their time and expertise to fix the 25 homes selected by the Prince George 's County Department of Family Service Administration on Aging. The Prince George 's County Fire Department inspects and installs safety equipment such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide sensors in the homes.

The "Heats On - Waters Off" project will kick off, with breakfast at the Mechanical Trade School in Landover, from 6:30 - 8:00am, followed by service inspections from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

WHO:

Prince George's County Department of Family Services Administration on Aging;

Prince George's County Fire Department ;

The Mechanical Contractors Associate of Metropolitan Washington

Plumbers Local 5

Steamfitter Union Local 602



WHAT:

Annual Heats On - Waters Off Project



WHERE:

Mechanical Trade School

8509 Ardwick Ardmore Road

Landover, MD 20785

Media Home: 2320 Jameson Street , Temple Hills , MD 20748



WHEN:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kickoff Breakfast - 6:30 am - 8:00 am

Service Inspections - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Media Home - 8:30am - 10:00am

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