Power companies owned and operated by cities and town in eastern Carolina are celebrating Public Power Week.
The town of Ayden said the week is important because it gives them the opportunity to let the community know what kind of services they provide.
"Public Power Week for the customer basically informs them of the reliability, the safety and what we actually provide to them,” said Kimberly Raynor, administrative support specialists for the town of Ayden. “It’s important for the customers to understand that we are here for you, and that we are reliable, and we are safe in providing you with electric utilities."
The town of Ayden is in charges of its electricity, street sanitation, water and sewer.
Ayden also said it has a contract crew on standby if the town suffers from any power outages during Michael.