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August 26, 2019
Second Non-Flammable Gas Release for Transmission Pipeline Work Planned for Tuesday August 27
Please be aware that Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC will be releasing odorized natural gas in order to perform routine preventative maintenance work at its Valve Site near Walnut Street in Wellesley and Quinobequin Road in Newton near the Washington Street – Route 128 interchange (see Map provided by Algonquin below).
This second and final release of this pipeline maintenance work by the gas company is scheduled to begin in late morning on Tuesday, August 27th for a period of 2-3 hours.
Algonquin/Enbridge Personnel will be present during the entire operation on Tuesday. There will be noise and odor associated with this work. Portable deodorizing equipment and monitors that constantly measure the levels of natural gas will be used.
In a conference call Mayor Fuller organized this month with Algonquin/Enbridge officials and Newton’s Emergency Management Director and Fire Department, the company emphasized to the City that there will be no danger to persons or property in the area. During the maintenance activities, people in the general vicinity may smell the odorant in natural gas or hear the noise associated with the controlled releases. This is a normal part of the process. Police, fire and public health officials in Newton have been notified as well as nearby residents. Local first responders will be notified shortly before and at the conclusion of the controlled release of natural gas so that they can respond to any calls which they might receive.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Algonquin/Enbridge’s operations office in Westwood at 781-329-3750 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Calls may also be directed to the Enbridge Gas Control 24 hour call line at 1-800-726-8383.