District honors workers with week-long celebration

From the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

 Winter Garden, FL – In its third year, National Gas Utility Workers’ Day 2018 honors employees who provide communities nationwide with one of their most valuable assets – their natural gas utility. While officially recognized on March 18th, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District will celebrate workers throughout the week prior with employee engagement and appreciation events.

The significance of March 18th comes from the date in 1937 when a school explosion in New London, Texas led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect of natural gas distribution, and the employees of distribution companies like the District endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.

This exciting week of festivities is dedicated to the hard work of natural gas utility employees and their accomplishments in the community. Lake Apopka Natural Gas District workers have been presented with many safety awards and accolades, most recently including the prestigious American Public Gas Association’s national S.O.A.R. (Systems Operational Achievement Recognition) award – the second time the coveted honor was bestowed upon the District.

These devoted employees play a crucial role in the area’s energy efficiency and are committed to the wellbeing of its residents. In celebration, the District will host a company-wide appreciation breakfast and presentation to honor their utility workers and highlight that safety is job number one.

Since its founding in 1959, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District has proudly provided safe, dependable and cost-efficient natural gas into the homes and businesses of Clermont, Apopka, Winter Garden and the surrounding communities. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas can help to achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy. 

Lake Apopka Natural Gas District provides clean, efficient and economical natural gas service to more than 20,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Orange and Lake counties.  The District has been honored with the SOAR Silver Award by the American Public Gas Association for excellence in operations.  For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact the LANGD Marketing Team at (407) 656-2734 x307 or marketing@langd.org, or visit www.langd.org.

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