If you're like most people, you've become dependent on your smartphone for information.
Well, you can make that handheld device work for you even more. South River EMC is offering outage texting.
All members with a cell number on file are enrolled in outage texting automatically.
When an outage occurs, you might be notified automatically, however if not, simply text #out to 000530 or 888.338.5530, you will be asked to verify if it the address associated with the phone number, or another address to be reported! If you'd like to know the status of an outage, text #status to 000530 or 888.338.5530 and you will receive the information available, as well as a text when power is restored. If you decide you do not want to participate in the service, standard messaging rates do apply, you just need to text STOP to 000530 or 888.338.5530.
You are able to receive outage information for up to four locations.
Data and messaging fees may apply depending on the terms of your cell service.