For Immediate Release
Contact: Dan Lockwood
April 7, 2014
Folsom, NJ – South Jersey Gas has initiated a program to inspect, raise and potentially replace natural gas regulators along the shore points affected by Superstorm Sandy.
The company has contracted with Precision Pipeline Solutions, an authorized SJG partner, to perform this work. PPS will inspect natural gas regulators in areas that were flooded and, in most instances, raise the equipment to comply with updated flood mapping as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The regulator, which is located adjacent to the meter, controls the pressure of natural gas that feeds the home or business.
“As we saw during 2012’s storm, these areas of our service territory are susceptible to significant flooding conditions,” said Jeffrey DuBois, president of South Jersey Gas. “By implementing this program, we’re increasing the reliability of service we provide for our customers.”
The program is beginning in the City of Brigantine and will move south. At each home or business where it’s performed, this process will take approximately one hour to complete. SJG will administer this program in each of the barrier island communities it serves over the next three years with completion slated for December 2016.
As PPS moves into new areas, they will be in each community notifying all residents and business owners where work will take place. In addition, PPS employees will carry South Jersey Gas contractor photo identification and will need to access customers’ homes to relight natural gas appliances once work is complete. Both companies advise all customers to ask for ID before letting anyone into their homes.
For more information about this program, please call 1-844-277-3111.
South Jersey Gas, the principal subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) provides natural gas service to over 362,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and significant portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more.