Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Just Another Day at the Office for Municipal Utility Workers

With the bad weather all over the state today, it makes sense to think about the utility, public service and public safety personnel in our cities and towns who are keeping us safe.

Did you know that in South Carolina, 21 cities and towns own their electric utility? They are all members of an affiliate organization of the Municipal Association called the SC Association of Municipal Power Companies. SCAMPS was originally founded to provide mutual aid to fellow cities in times of emergency in situations like we are experiencing this week but has grown to include training and advocacy.

Today, the utility directors in our SCAMPS cities are surely hard at work getting power back on. But if you want to know more about what a utility director does on a regular day, read this article from Uptown to get a sense of the variety of responsibilities a utility director has.

Linemen are also important players in the utility business. Each year, SCAMPS sponsors and lineman training and competition for member cities. Read more about the various events in this Uptown article.

Stay safe and dry!

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