New Jersey Natural Gas
NJNG PROVIDES WEEKLY UPDATE ON SERVICE RESTORATION01/11/2013 - For Immediate Release
New Jersey Natural Gas today provided the following update of our restoration of the storm-damaged portions of our system:
This week, we made 978 meters ready for natural gas, 572 of which are on the Seaside peninsula.
In the areas of the peninsula where we can safely restore service, we have rebuilt all available meters. 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 5,100 feet of main in the Broad Avenue area of Chadwick Beach; 3,000 feet of main in the Marshmallow Avenue area of Normandy Beach; 2,700 feet of main in the Harding and Coolidge Avenue areas of Ortley Beach; 4,100 feet of main in the Tunney Avenue of Ortley Beach and the Hiering Avenue area of Seaside Heights; 3,500 feet of main in the East Lavallette area; and 550 feet of main on East Plover Way in Ocean 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.
Renée Amellio, Media
Customer Services Department, Customer Inquiries