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Clearwater Gas System Celebrates 90 Years of Service

4/11/2013 3:28:57 PM

Contact: Lisa Brown, 562-4980, ext. 7456

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 11, 2013

Contact:

Lisa Brown

(727) 562-4980, ext. 7456

Clearwater Gas System Celebrates 90 Years of Service

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Clearwater Gas System, a department of the City of Clearwater, celebrates 90 years of service this year. Chartered in 1923, Clearwater Gas System began by providing manufactured gas to customers using coal, coke and other products. During this era, trains delivered the materials to the present site at 400 North Myrtle Ave. in Clearwater. Original Clearwater neighborhoods receiving gas service included Harbor Oaks, Belleair, and the North Greenwood area. The first several hundred customers used gas primarily for heating, cooking and lighting their homes utilizing a tin coin meter.

Underground piped natural gas transmission lines reached the Clearwater area from Texas in the late 1950s which helped the gas company grow their business to service customers in both Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Today, Clearwater Gas System proudly serves more than 20,000 natural and propane gas customers.

“We currently service a total of 20 municipalities in both Pinellas and Pasco Counties which is a vast service territory compared to our humble beginnings. Our focus is our customers who love the gas energy savings. We are equally grateful for our awesome team of gas employees who are committed to providing a superior level of customer satisfaction,” says Chuck Warrington, Managing Director.

During the 2013 calendar year, Clearwater Gas System will highlight the 90th Anniversary by hosting various celebrations throughout the calendar year to include:

April 27: Clearwater Gas System Employee Night with the Threshers

June 3 – 7: Customer Appreciation Week

July 4: Clearwater Gas System Celebrates Independence Day with Fireworks

October 6 -13: Public Natural Gas Week

Clearwater Gas System, a municipally-owned gas utility, has provided safe, clean, economical and reliable gas energy to residents and businesses in our growing service area since 1923. Clearwater Gas System is the fourth largest municipal gas system in Florida and ranks 34th out of nearly 1,000 public gas systems in the United States. “Like Us” on Facebook to participate in various 90th Anniversary trivia contests.

For more information, call (727) 562-4980, ext. 7456.

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