BROKEN BOW–Broken Bow Municipal Utilities joins other electric utilities and residents across the country in recognizing Monday, April 9 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
This day of recognition allows citizens to take a moment to honor the men and women who work each day to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of electricity in our communities.
“We often take for granted the quality of life that reliable and affordable electricity provides us,” said Doug Staab, Electrical Superintendent. “Our public power lineworkers spend time away from their families and go above and beyond to restore power to our communities.”
The complex electrical grid consists of transmission, subtransmission and distribution lines delivering energy to homes, businesses, hospitals, churches and schools throughout the state and country. Our local electric lineworkers maintain and repair the local electric infrastructure, at times during inclement weather such as blizzards, thunderstorms, floods or other hazards.
“When most people take shelter from storms, our local lineworkers are called upon to head out into storms to ensure the reliability of our electrical grid,” said Doug Staab.
To participate in honoring lineworkers and their families use the hashtag #ThankALineman in social media. If you see a lineworker, take a moment to thank them for all they do to keep the lights on, ensuring and enhancing our quality of life.