Canterbury Estates GET Gas Pilot Program

UGI Utilities will soon be bringing natural gas service to Canterbury Estates through UGI’s innovative GET Gas pilot program.

Timing:  UGI expects the project to begin on or around May 1, 2017 and construction could last up to about 10 weeks.  Work is typically completed during the hours of 7 am – 4 pm. It is their intention to complete the construction as soon as possible.  However, the project duration can be affected by adverse weather and working conditions.

Construction Process:  If you haven’t already, you will soon start to see spray paint markings and small flags on your property and in the street.  These markings are made through the PA One Call System and indicate where all underground utilities are located.  It is very important that you do not try to move or alter these indicators.  If you have any underground lines on your property such as electric dog fences or drains, please notify UGI before construction begins to avoid damage to the lines.

Within approximately one week of the PA One Call markings, UGI will arrive to begin construction.  You will see various types of construction vehicles such as backhoes, dump trucks and vans.  During construction, various parts of the grass, sidewalks and/or street will be excavated in order to install the new piping that will carry the gas through the neighborhood.

Restoration Process:  At the conclusion of construction, clean fill will be installed in all excavations to create a temporary restoration.  This allows the clean fill to settle and ensures a more successful permanent restoration for the life of the roadway.  For this reason, permanent restoration to the street will not occur immediately after construction.

For disturbed areas outside the paved roadway, such as grass and landscaped areas, restoration will be more immediate.  Depending on the season, grass restoration usually occurs shortly after construction and typically involves topsoil, grass seed and straw. UGI strongly recommends and encourages you to water the restored areas regularly to assist germinating the new seeds and ensure the longevity of the restored areas.

If you have any questions or concerns related to construction activities, please contact Doug Vene (Project Engineer), at 610-721-2365, or at dvene@ugi.com.

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