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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
(800) 989-0900

News Release
Yankee Gas Donates $3,500 to Support
Earth Day Clean Up in Waterbury
BERLIN, CONN., APRIL 19, 2004 – With a $3,500 donation from Yankee Gas, volunteers participating in the city of Waterbury’s Earth Day Cleanup on April 24 will be wearing t-shirts emblazoned with "I helped polish the Brass City.” The city-wide clean up is sponsored by the Waterbury Litter Control and Beautification Commission and the office of Mayor Michael J. Jarjura; the cleanup effort will tackle the problem of litter throughout the city.

"Yankee Gas is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Earth Day Cleanup in Waterbury," said Dennis E. Welch, Yankee Gas president and COO. "Protecting and preserving the environment for future generations is one of our core values; as a neighbor and a corporate citizen, we have a stake in helping to improve the quality of life in Waterbury. After all, this is where more than 100 Yankee Gas employees come to work each day to serve our customers."

According to Michael Ptak, chairman of the Litter Control and Beautification Commission, the group has set a goal of having 1,000 volunteers to pick up litter and trash at various sites around the city. "We'll have t-shirts, food and music for volunteers, so we hope people will come to spend a day with family, friends and neighbors cleaning up our city," he said.

Volunteers are asked to meet in the north parking lot of Municipal Stadium at 9 a.m. on April 24. That’s where they will receive their work detail, work gloves and trash bags. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own rakes, shovels and brooms. The trash that is collected will be piled in the parking lot, where it will be picked up by the city.

Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) is Connecticut's largest natural gas distribution company, delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to approximately 194,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is expanding Connecticut's energy options and increasing customer choice by extending the availability of clean, efficient natural gas throughout the state. Yankee Gas is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.
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