MARLOW, Okla._This week is National Public Power Week and the City of Marlow is celebrating by giving back.
Marlow has had public power since 1910. It is one of 62 cities in the U.S. that supply public power. In total, 41 cities in Oklahoma run on public power, including Duncan and Comanche. City Manager Jason McPherson says revenue from public power provides funding for police and fire stations among other services the community enjoys. He also says electric service is exceptional.
"If we have an outage, we have a 24-hour dispatch center that dispatches police and fire, but also our electric and water. If we have any problems, call dispatch and they are out there in a matter of minutes. It's a local service," McPherson explained.