CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water will observe the national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18, 2021. The national day of recognition was officially established in 2015 by the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and is celebrated across the country. It is a time when communities such as ours celebrate the employees who provide one of their most valuable assets—their natural gas utility.
March 18 was chosen because it’s the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to an increased emphasis on safety and the widespread odorization of natural gas so it can be detected. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution and the employees of the Clarksville gas system place a high priority on providing safe and reliable natural gas service to its customers.
This day is also intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by the employees of natural gas utilities. Customers recognize the need to access reliable, affordable, safe energy and depend on the service of natural gas utility employees for that need. Over the past year through the federal, state and local COVID-19 restrictions, our gas utility workers continued to monitor and operate your natural gas utility safely and without interruption. Workers practiced social distancing by responding directly to service calls and construction work orders from home without fail.
“Every member of our Clarksville gas utility workers team deserves a day of recognition like today,” said Troy Jones, Clarksville Gas Department Manager. “The amount of hard work and dedication these individuals put forth on a daily basis is second to none. I am immensely proud of our team members who provide our natural gas customers with a safe, reliable and affordable energy source.”
Clarksville Gas & Water is the local natural gas supplier for the City of Clarksville and communities in five area counties serving over 27,000 customers. If you would like to learn more about the environmental, safety and cost benefits of natural gas and how your natural gas system works, please contact the Clarksville Gas Department at (931) 645-7422 or visit our website, https://www.cityofclarksville.com/251/Gas.