Saturday, January 9, 2016
Gas lines need replacement, pronto
From CBS 2:
From the city to the suburbs, thousands of miles of some of the country’s oldest and decaying gas mains lay just below the surface of our streets.
As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, experts said the consequences could be dangerous or devastating.
In the early 20th century, there were new roads, rails, and an underground system delivered gas to buildings around New York.
More than 100 years later the landscape has drastically changed — but some of those exact same mains are still delivering our gas today.
A Con Edison spokesperson told CBS2 that since 2014 the company has been replacing old mains at a rate of 65 miles per year, a number that is expected to increase to 100 miles in 2016.
PSEG said it too has been prudently replacing old mains and will triple its rate of replacement to 510 miles this year.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 4:38 AM
Labels: infrastructure, natural gas, repairs, safety
If the city would focus on this and not bike lanes and green roofs, we might have a future. Instead they hold recycle your styrofoam events. Are you f'n kidding me?
And our representatives will sit on their hands until a catastrophe occurs.
The soil around and above them well entombed pipes is well settled. These dumb goons will make things worse because they never pack, close and seal the holes properly. The streets will be like driving on the moon or Willets point one winter afterward. Like in Boston the smaller lines going to homes will shift and have problems costing home owners $8,000-$15,000 to fix and more digging, busted sidewalks
This hits home for me. Across the street from my house is a gas leak. On a good day you can walk by my house and smell gas. So many calls to Con Edison and they come out with their stupid sensors and say yep it is a leak. Not that bad can wait to get fixed. I feel like I am sitting on a time bomb. I told my mother if something happens sue Con Edison. I believe this is what happens to most complaints. We pay a lot for gas and all the their surcharges they need to fix the old pipes.
> Like in Boston the smaller lines going to homes will shift and have problems costing home owners $8,000-$15,000 to fix and more digging, busted sidewalks
Does anyone have a link to an article about this? I'd like to know more.
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