Over the course of the first four days of 2022, U.S. Engineering Construction, Service and Metalworks team members in our Rocky Mountain region volunteered to provide service restoring gas lines for those affected by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, Colorado. Their efforts impacted over 400 residents and about 20 local businesses.
On December 30, 2021, the Marshall Fire destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes in Boulder County. Many residents were evacuated and could not return for several days. Xcel Energy issued a Mutual Aid assistance request on New Year’s day, and U.S. Engineering team members answered the call. Xcel asked for assistance turning on gas meters, purging gas and relighting appliances, such as furnaces, boilers, water heaters, stoves, fireplaces and more, for residents who had been evacuated.
By the evening of January 1, over 20 U.S. Engineering team members had committed to volunteering to help.
Pairs of volunteers worked in several neighborhoods to restore gas service when the evacuation order was lifted. Xcel also dispatched volunteers to troubleshoot equipment, to examine leaks and frozen pipes and to help complete punch lists.
THANK YOU to everyone in U.S. Engineering’s Rocky Mountain region who went above and beyond, living our Core Value of exhibiting integrity in everything you do. You are truly leaving a legacy in your community and beyond.