On March 26 and 28, all Osage Beach Department of Public Works employees attended training sessions sponsored by Summit Natural Gas Company.
Utilities such as phone, cable, water and sewer all share the same utility easements that run through the City on both sides of the streets. Summit Natural Gas Company is installing their gas mains within these same utility easements and, as always, there is a potential for interruption of services.
Instructions on safeguarding self and citizens in natural gas incidents was stressed.
They were schooled in controlled and uncontrolled burning, both inside and outside of structures, the dangers of vapors, minimum evacuation distances and leaks and ruptures. Also covered were types of meters and shut-off valve placements.
Safety and responsibility for the residents of Osage Beach remain Public Works’ top priorities. If you have any questions regarding maintenance of City utilities, please call us at 573-302-2020.