West New York, NJ – June 21, 2016. Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will be working in West New York to replace approximately 4.8 miles of older gas pipes 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 our committed to keeping customers in West New York 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.
“PSE&G’s investments in upgrading our aging gas infrastructure are essential to ensuring continued reliability of gas service throughout the Town. This effort echoes my commitment to continued improvements for the great Town of West New York.” said Mayor Felix E. Roque, MD.