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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Springfield Gas System Celebrates Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18

Gas Utility Workers Day

Springfield Tennessee March 11, 2019 – Springfield Gas System will observe the national Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18, 2019. This is the fourth year in which Gas Utility Workers’ Day has been officially celebrated across the country. This day of recognition is a time when communities such as ours give recognition to the employees who provide one of their most valuable assets—their natural gas utility.

The official Gas Utility Workers’ Day is March 18 because that 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.

This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by the employees of natural gas utilities. On this day, we will also educate residents on the environmental, safety and cost benefits of using clean, reliable and affordable natural gas. Our customers recognize the need to access reliable, affordable, safe energy and depend on the service of natural gas utility employees for that need.  The following are some highlights of what our Springfield Gas workers accomplished in 2018:

  • Installed an additional 2.624 miles of main line bringing the system total to 368.77 miles of main.
  • Installed 152 new gas services.
  • Performed annual leak survey by surveying 68.77 miles of main and checking 3719 meters.
  • Changed out 158 gas meters.
  • Received a total of 5144 excavation tickets (811-Locates).


Springfield Gas System looks forward to continuing to bring safe, reliable natural gas into your homes and businesses.  We also hope you join us in supporting natural gas as a premier energy source for our country.  As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas can help us achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of natural gas and how your natural gas system works, please contact us at, (615) 382-1621 or griddle@springfield-tn.org                                     

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