Last month the Laurens Commission of Public Works celebrated the recent news that Laurens CPW had won a national safety award from the ‘American Public Power Association.’ At their May meeting Monday evening, General Manager John Young reported additional accolades from the award, saying that thanks to efforts of Representative Mark Willis the South Carolina General Assembly approved a commendation for Laurens CPW for winning the national safety award. Young noted that even though there are political differences in government, the State Legislature voted unanimously for the award. He noted that Laurens CPW won the award in competition with some 250 utilities from across the country.
In other electrical department news this week, John Young reported that a May 1st storm minor outages on North Harper Street and Summer Crest Apartments. Both were short duration and affected just a few customers. In ongoing efforts at preventing outages he said tree trimming crews have moved to the Church Street circuit, where they’ll be for the foreseeable future.