MORRISTOWN, NJ- Work has begun to replace four miles of old gas pipes. Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will replace the old gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping which will ensure a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system, said the company in a press release.
“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 Morristown informed about where and when the work will take place.”
According to the company, 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 will also reduce gas flow if a pipe is damaged, stated PSE&G. The elevated pressure of the new gas mains will also provide better support for high-efficiency appliances like furnaces and water heaters.
“PSE&G is performing important work to revitalize our town’s aging gas infrastructure,” said Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty. “These upgrades will ensure safe and reliable gas service for years to come.
Work will take place Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting. More information and a list of the streets where pipe replacements will take place are available by clicking HERE
Residents will be notified that PSE&G will be working in their area by mail, door hangers and Facebook posts. The gas main replacement portion of the work is expected to be complete in September. The paving and street restoration is expected to be completed in October.
Morristown will work with the utility to update all residents and businesses that are affected by these upgrades. Please contact the Morristown Police non-emergency line at 973-538-2200, the Mayor’s Office at 973-292-6629, or PSE&G at 908-522-7425 with any concerns.”