For Immediate Release: August 9, 2019
Contact: Office of the City Manager
352-728-9786 X. 1100
Leesburg gas crew assists Williston
LEESBURG, FL –Three employees from the Leesburg Gas Department traveled to Williston recently to provide assistance with a gas system issue that caused all 500 of that city’s customers to lose service.
Williston’s Gas Department reached out to the Florida Gas Utility (FGU) to coordinate support for them and FGU contacted Leesburg. Leesburg staff members Corey Goepfert, Jessie Cummins and Rob McConahy spent two days in Williston in late July helping restore service to residents and businesses.
The crews started early in the morning and worked until dark to get the system up and running. Through FGU personnel from Lake City were also in Williston to help with this effort.
“It is common in the gas industry for utilities to support one another,” said Gas Director Jack Rogers. “We have mutual aid agreements in place for instances like this and our guys were happy to help out.”
Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 21,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg also is a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.