I bet you thought that, in a cross between the Lorax and the Grinch, I’d be urging you to put up fewer holiday lights. Nope! Instead, I thought I’d share a tidbit from Mother Nature Network. According to MNN, some electric utilities bill residential customers for electricity used to power street lamps. Now I know that some street lamps have public safety benefits – but not all of them. It may be worth checking your electricity bill or calling customer service to see if you’re paying to light the street. The article on Mother Nature Network provides more info.
And please do turn out the holiday lights when you go to bed. I know for a fact that Santa is not doing practice runs on your front lawn.