UGI Monitors Valley Natural Gas Lines for Anomalies 24 Hours a Day
Marcia Moore | The Daily Item
UGI Utilities has an around-the-clock team ready to respond to any customer complaint about a potential leak.
Company spokesman Joe Swope said UGI received a few calls of concern from customers following the Sept. 13 gas explosions that killed one person and destroyed numerous homes in Massachusetts.
Some reports say the disaster may have been caused by an issue with the supplier, Columbia Gas, having over-pressurized gas valves, but Swope points out that it’s still undetermined.
To ensure safety, UGI regularly surveys its equipment which includes 12,000 miles of gas pipes in Pennsylvania.
Scheduled surveys to determine if there are any leaks within the pipes are done and the gas control system is monitored 24 hours a day by employees in 30 offices located around the state, Swope said…(Read the full story)