New Jersey Natural Gas
NJNG PROVIDES WEEKLY UPDATE ON SERVICE RESTORATION EFFORTS02/08/2013 - For Immediate Release
New Jersey Natural Gas today provided the following update of our restoration of the storm-damaged portions of our system:
We continue to repair the portions of our system that serve the more heavily damaged side streets where main or services were retired for safety reasons. This week, we re-pressurized 240 feet of main that serves Bay Avenue in West Ortley Beach; 315 feet of main that serves Fort Avenue in Ortley Beach; 550 feet of main that serves Harding Avenue in East Ortley Beach; 750 feet of main that serves 8th Avenue; and 1,565 feet of main that serves West Kupper, Baytree and Marion in Normandy Beach.
We have completed, or expect to complete repairs and re-pressurize the following damaged side streets by the following dates:
After a street is successfully re-pressurized, it will take two to three days to re-establish the meters and service lines on that street. Once your meter work has been completed, you should see a tag on your meter, which indicates that your home or business has natural gas to its meter. As soon as you see the tag, and your home or business has electricity and is habitable and occupied, then you may have your own qualified technician determine that your natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, and turn on your natural gas service.
Updates on our schedule and progress are available at www.njng.com.
Federal, New Jersey and local safety codes prohibit tampering with natural gas meters and service lines. Even if natural gas service has not yet been restored to your area, this could significantly hamper efforts to restore service.
If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately. Do not light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone. From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 800-GAS-LEAK.
Please remember that at least three business days prior to outdoor construction or digging, contractors and property owners – whoever is excavating – must call New Jersey One Call at 811 or 800-272-1000 and take the following steps:
- Wait for the site to be marked with paint, flags or stakes. Yellow indicates the presence of underground natural gas lines.
- Respect the marks and dig with care.
- Hand dig only (no mechanized equipment) within two feet of buried piping and facilities.
- Be mindful that inclement weather may wash away the painted markings.
For additional information, visit our Hurricane Sandy Resource Center at www.njng.com.
Renée Amellio, Media
Customer Services Department, Customer Inquiries