MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township is slated to receive new durable plastic gas pipes with the hopes of improve reliability and reducing possibility of methane leaks.
Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) has announced that it will begin work on or about May 9 to replace approximately 2.5 miles of older gas pipes in the township with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping -- ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future.
“These upgrades are part of PSE&G’s three-year program to replace up to 510 miles of aging gas infrastructure throughout New Jersey,” said Joe Forline, vice-president of gas operations for PSE&G. “We are working closely with municipal officials and the department of public works to coordinate construction schedules and are committed to keeping customers in Montclair informed about where and when the work will take place.”
The new pipes will improve reliability, reduce the possibility of methane leaks, and enable the installation of excess flow valves on service lines. These valves dramatically reduce gas flow if a pipe is damaged. The elevated pressure of the new gas mains will also provide better support for high-efficiency appliances like furnaces and water heaters.