From the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District 

As the community-owned public natural gas utility for Winter Garden, Apopka, and Clermont, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District is celebrating Public Natural Gas Week from October 7th to the 13th. Every year, this nationwide event is dedicated to highlighting the benefits of natural gas and the value of having a public natural gas utility in your local community.

Safe, reliable and cost-effective, natural gas boasts a multitude of benefits for businesses, homeowners and the environment. With the rise in demand for clean energy alternatives to electricity, consumers often hear about solar and wind power – but what about natural gas? As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas is environmentally friendly, only leaving behind small amounts of water vapor and inactive elements.

Unlike electricity, natural gas customers enjoy the convenience of being able to tap into their energy supply whenever it’s needed – even when the power is out. Natural gas also puts more dollars back into the pockets of customers by doubling appliance efficiency and lowering energy bills. On a larger scale, since the District is locally controlled, those dollars also stay within the community, broadening the tax base, improving the local economy and increasing jobs.

Like other public natural gas utilities, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District is free from the pressure of stockholders. The District is governed by a local board of directors who know and live in the communities they serve. As a result, they are better able to determine how gas is provided to homes and businesses, and set competitive and fair rates, with only the interest of the customer in mind.

Since 1959, the District has prided itself on providing customer service that is nothing short of extraordinary. And, because the District is a not-for-profit entity, it is free to keep its focus on “people,” rather than “profits.” Recognized as a three-time winner of the American Public Gas Association Silver SOAR Award for excellence in operations, the District’s unwavering commitment to its growing base of more than 22,000 customers is evident.

As a good steward in the community, the District continues to participate in charitable causes in the communities it serves. Just this year, the District supported 28 worthy organizations and events, including the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Cornerstone Hospice and the Pig on the Pond Community Festival.

To celebrate Public Natural Gas Week, the District has invited all members of the community to stop by one of the District’s three locations from Monday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 12, to enjoy refreshments and learn more about natural gas service and the benefits of natural gas appliances. District offices are located at 1320 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden, 38 N. Park Avenue, Apopka, and 676 W. Montrose Street, Clermont.

To learn more, visit a Lake Apopka Natural Gas District office during Public Natural Gas Week, call the District’s marketing team at (407) 656-2734 ext. 307 or email marketing@langd.org.

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