Trussville Gas & Water observes National Public Natural Gas Week.
Trussville Gas & Water will observe National Public Natural Gas Week from October 7 to 13. This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having a community-owned natural gas utility.
Did you know?
There are approximately 1,000 public natural gas systems serving more than 5 million customers in the United States. These public natural gas utilities are not-for-profit, retail distribution entities that are owned by and accountable to the citizens they serve. They include municipal gas distribution systems, public utility districts, county districts, and other public agencies that have natural gas distribution facilities.
Having your own public natural gas utility is good for the community for many reasons including:
- Local Control: Having a public natural gas system gives the community local control over how gas is provided to homes and businesses. Decisions are made through a locally appointed board of directors instead of being made in a distant city by people who do not understand local issues and who are primarily focused on profits instead of service.
- Competitive Costs: In order to offer fair and competitive rates, public natural gas systems operate as a not-for-profit entity. Public natural gas systems do not face pressure to pay dividends to stockholders.
- Economic Benefits: As a public natural gas system, we play a valuable role in helping communities broaden its tax base which will improve the local economy and increase job opportunities. Public natural gas systems ensure that local dollars stay at home.
- Customer Service: As a not-for-profit entity, we focus on service, rather than profits. Public natural gas systems are an integral part of any community. We maintain a close relationship with our customers, and as a result, we are successful in meeting our customers’ needs.
As your local natural gas utility, Trussville Gas & Water is looking forward to continued delivery of safe and reliable natural gas into your homes and businesses. We hope you will continue to support natural gas as a premier energy source for our community.