National Lineman Appreciation Day honors the men and women who keep our power on

National Lineman Appreciation Day honors the men and women who keep our power on

More than 227,000 linemen and women install and maintain nine million miles of electric grid to meet our nation’s power needs. The City of College Station joins the U.S. Congress in recognizing today as National Lineman Appreciation Day in honor of the hard-working folks who protect public safety by keeping our power on.

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Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix

Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix

Stray Mylar balloons entangled in overhead lines in the last week caused two electric outages for hundreds of College Station residents. Such disruptions can cover a large area for two hours or more while we clear the balloons and repair damaged equipment. Outages not only inconvenience our customers, but they also jeopardize public safety and cause lost revenue for businesses. Never allow those shiny, helium-filled foil balloons to be released outside. Continue reading Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix