Why Natural Gas Utility Workers Matter to our Community
2016 is the first year in which March 18 is Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day, a time when communities such as ours give recognition to the employees who provide one of their most valuable assets, their natural gas utility. March 18 is the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution and the employees of distribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.
We are dedicating today to celebrating the hard work of natural gas utility employees in addition to their accomplishments in our community. Our customers recognize the need to access reliable, affordable, safe energy and depend on the service of the natural gas utility employees for that need.
Hutchinson Utilities Commission is here for our community and invites you to join us today in celebrating your local natural gas utility workers.