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No matter the crisis, natural gas employees are helping to keep you safe and provide critical services   

  by  Steve  on  3/16/2020

​While we’re all focused on the very serious issue that is coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s still a good time to pause and recognize workers in the field -- such as our natural gas workers -- who are always out in the community protecting and serving the public no matter the weather conditions or national crisis.

Well before COVID-19 was on anyone’s radar, March 18 was designated as National Natural Gas Workers Appreciation Day to recognize the dedicated men and women who safely and reliably deliver natural gas services to our homes and businesses all year long. The date of March 18 was selected by the American Public Gas Association 7S9A2041.JPGbecause of the New London, Texas, school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety.

At Colorado Springs Utilities, our natural gas employees operate, maintain and oversee a large and complicated network of more than 5,000 miles of mains and service lines.

Natural gas is safe when used correctly, but may become dangerous and deadly when it leaks or doesn't combust properly in appliances. That's why our natural gas employees take their role in overseeing our system very seriously. They place particular emphasis on continuous training, understanding the latest in leak detection techniques and staying current on safety practices.

Across our expansive natural gas service territory, you'll likely see our employees installing new natural gas pipes as part of a coordinated effort to upgrade aging infrastructure. While outside contractors are sometimes hired to augment our in-house crews, a bulk of the work is coordinated and performed by our employees due to their extensive knowledge of the unique characteristics of our natural gas system, our rigorous safety practices and the realization of cost savings for customers.

While our natural gas employees are working hard to maintain and operate the gas system, there are a few simple steps you can follow to keep you, your family and your neighbors safe: 

Call or click 811 before you dig -- even with a hand shovel!

 
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