Spire Honors Municipalities for Safe Digging with Silver Shovel Award

(St. Louis, MO) – In recognition of a year with no damages to gas pipelines, Spire is honoring more than 25 Missouri municipalities with the annual Silver Shovel award, recognizing safe excavation near Spire’s facilities.

“Putting safety first is at the heart of what we do at Spire,” said Alan Meyer, Spire damage prevention manager. “We want to thank these municipalities who are also prioritizing safety with every dig. By doing so, they have protected their employees and communities.”

To be awarded, a municipality must be located within Spire’s service territory, a member in good standing of Missouri One Call, and have no at-fault damages to Spire’s facilities in 2022. Spire’s Damage Prevention and Right of Way teams created the Silver Shovel award in 2019 to encourage municipalities in the company’s service territories to work more safely.

Communities winning the 2023 Silver Shovel are:

Eastern Missouri

  • Ballwin
  • Claytron
  • Lake St. Louis
  • Maryland Heights
  • St. Louis Forestry Division
  • University City
  • St. Peters
  • Florissant
  • St. Charles

Western Missouri

  • Anderson                                     
  • Belton
  • Carl Junction
  • Grandview
  • Harrisonville
  • Higginsville
  • Joplin
  • Lamar
  • Marshall
  • Neosho
  • Nixa
  • Oak Grove
  • Ozark
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Republic
  • Webb City
  • Willard

About Spire

At Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) we believe energy exists to help make people’s lives better. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our company. Every day we serve 1.7 million homes and businesses making us one of the largest publicly traded natural gas company in the country. We help families and business owners fuel their daily lives through our gas utilities serving Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. Our natural gas-related businesses include Spire Marketing, Spire STL Pipeline and Spire Storage. We are committed to transforming our business through growing organically, investing in infrastructure, and advancing through innovation. Learn more at SpireEnergy.com.


Molly Rose
Manager, Media and Public Relations

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