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NJNG: 'Substantial' Repair Required for Barrier Island Gas Main

Assessment of line now complete, company said

The network of natural gas lines that run through Brick Township's barrier island sections require "substantial infrastructure repair and replacement," New Jersey Natural Gas said in a statement.

The company said late Monday that it had completed an assessment of its 116 mile-long main from Bay Head to Seaside Park as well as assessments of 16,903 homes in the area. The company said "extensive damage" will necessitate the infrastructure repairs and replacements.

"We are finalizing our re-pressurization plan for this portion of our system, which includes segmentation," said Amellio Renee, a company spokesperson. "Mobilization has begun for the replacement of main that was damaged near the Mantoloking Bridge."

"Access remains an issue, and conditions on the ground change daily."

The natural gas infrastructure on Ocean County's northern barrier island contrasted that of Long Beach Island, where gas service was restored to multiple municipalities Monday.

In Ocean County's mainland neighborhoods, 27,600 service assessments have been completed, with more than 1,800 meters ready for service restoration. Of those 1,800, 604 have been turned back on.

brickmom November 13, 2012 at 01:09 PM
116 miles of gas main?? mite wanna check that number
WMS826 November 13, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Think about it, side streets then going up properties to the homes. It all adds up to this amount. Go back to being a mom and leave mechanical work to the men and stop questioning things you do not know about.
Jerry Belle November 13, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Oofah, you left out - Stay in the kitchen and/or bring the men a beer!! ;-)
Daniel Nee November 13, 2012 at 04:28 PM
The number is correct (directly from NJNG). The main runs along Route 35 and up and down every side street from Bay Head to Seaside Park. The "main" isn't just one pipe, it's the feeder pipe for every block.
Tati November 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Now, now. Be nice boys!

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