Environmental challenges create new opportunities.

Utility infrastructure construction often takes place in environmentally sensitive areas.  For that reason, MGE continually works to develop and refine ways to successfully meet environmental challenges.  MGE monitors and strives to minimize the impact of its operations on the environment.  MGE takes active measures to reduce environmental and health hazards in the vicinity of operations.  MGE site audits confirm that restoration work is complete and has been performed properly.


  • Measure the impact on the environment and set targets for ongoing improvement.
  • Comply with relevant environmental legislation.
  • Reduce risks from environmental, health or safety hazards for employees and others in the vicinity of operations.
  • Minimize waste by evaluating operations and ensuring efficiency wherever possible.
  • Actively promote recycling both internally and among our customers and suppliers.
  • Implement a training program to raise awareness of environmental issues and enlist our support in improving the Company’s performance.
  • Encourage the adoption of similar principles by suppliers.
  • Publicize our environmental position.
  • Continually assess the environmental impact of all operations.

It takes maximum effort to achieve minimum impact.

MGE’s core value of respect extends to respect for the environment.  These programs help support it.

Equipment Replacement Program | MGE’s fleet is composed primarily of late model, environmentally friendly units that meet state and federal emission requirements with Tier IV compliant certifications. 

Equipment Utilization Program | Instead of backhoes pulled behind 10-wheel dump trucks, MGE utilizes mini-excavators transported by crew trucks for many digging operations, resulting in a substantial reduction in fuel use and pollution.

Recycling Program | The creation of waste products is minimized in all operations, and recycling is actively promoted internally and to subcontractors and suppliers.

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