Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) will observe the national Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18, 2021, a day to recognize the employees who provide one of the most valuable assets to our community – safe and reliable natural gas.

The official Gas Utility Workers’ Day is March 18 to mark 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 in the industry. Safety is a vital aspect of natural gas distribution and the employees of distribution companies are committed to making natural gas delivery as safe as possible.

This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the 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.

Employees of NPU’s Natural Gas Division maintain 157 miles of gas main and 11,000 residential and commercial services; they also respond to more than 2,000 customer calls each year.

NPU is committed to bringing safe, reliable natural gas to homes and businesses and hopes that our community joins us in supporting natural gas as a premier energy source for America. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas can help the United States achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy.