CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Gas & Water proudly recognizes 70 years of the Clarksville Gas System providing clean and reliable natural gas service to the community during Public Natural Gas Week, Oct. 1-7.
On Oct. 5, citizens are invited to join the celebration at the Gas & Water main location, 2215 Madison St., and meet special guest, Hunter Wright, Pro Late Model Stock Car Driver, of Hunter Wright Racing sponsored by Tennessee 811!
A free lunch, natural gas awareness and Tennessee 811 literature, giveaways and a full color 2024 calendar will be offered beginning at 11 a.m. The event is first come first served while supplies last!
Free literature, giveaways and calendars will also be available at Gas & Water customer service center lobbies located at 2215 Madison St. and 111 Cunningham Ln.
“I’m very proud to be part of the legacy the Clarksville Gas System has forged over the past 70 years,” said Mark Riggins, Gas & Water, General Manager. “I’m especially proud of the past and present employees who have made the gas system a trustworthy and reliable utility providing safe natural gas service to citizens of Clarksville since the first customers on Current Street signed up for gas service in 1953.”
Clarksville Gas delivered 4.86 billion cubic feet of natural gas to over 28,000 customers in fiscal year 2023 and is among approximately 1,000 public natural gas systems serving more than 6 million customers in the nation. These public natural gas utilities are not-for-profit retail distribution entities that are owned by and accountable to the citizens they serve.
Your public natural gas utility is good for the community for many reasons including:
- Local Control: Having a public natural gas system gives a community local control over how gas is provided to homes and businesses. Decisions are made through citizen participation 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, and in turn improve the local economy and increase jobs. 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 a community. We maintain a close relationship with our customers, and as a result, we are successful in meeting our customers’ needs.
“We celebrate the people, past and present, who have given our great city a reliable, clean-burning energy source for seven decades," said Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. "Clarksville Gas System remains a great point of pride for the City of Clarksville, and will remain so well into the future.”
Thank you for supporting Clarksville Gas. Our mission is to continue to bring safe, reliable natural gas service 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.
More information about the benefits of natural gas may be viewed on the Gas & Water website at www.clarksvillegw.com or please contact Clarksville Gas at (931) 645-7422.
About Clarksville Gas & Water
Clarksville Gas & Water is a municipal utility providing natural gas, water and wastewaters services to over 78,000 customers in Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee and five neighboring counties in Tennessee and Kentucky.
About Public Natural Gas Week
Public Natural Gas Week is an annual, nationwide observance dedicated to building awareness of the value of having a community-owned natural gas utility and the environmental and cost benefits of using clean, reliable and affordable natural gas.