Eversource invests $3.2 million to upgrade natural gas system in Waterbury, Connecticut

Published on April 06, 2018 by Chris Galford

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The utility Eversource is currently investing $3.2 million into natural gas distribution system upgrades in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Crews are on site every weekday during daylight hours, working to replace more than 8,200 feet of existing main, trading cast iron, and bare steel with plastic pipe. It builds on the nearly 140 miles of aging gas lines they have already been replaced since 2012 and, in the end, the hope is that they will have a more durable and temperature weatherable pipe system.

“These investments allow us to further modernize the gas distribution system, minimizing repairs and any service interruptions,” Bill Akley, Eversource president of Gas Operations, said. “Proactively upgrading the system helps to ensure our customers in Connecticut have a better, stronger network for decades to come.”

A number of roads will experience construction-related delays until early July, as a result. Alternating one-way traffic will be the order of the day until then. Customers could also face nature gas service disruptions during line activation, though Eversource said this will be preceded by letter, phone or in-person notifications.