Forty-eight gas service technicians and six gas supervisors will go home by home in the affected area to disconnect any gas appliances and inspect piping, PSE&G said.
“We’ll pressure-test homeowners’ pipes to make sure it’s safe to reintroduce gas, look for leaks and complete any necessary repairs,” PSE&G District Manager Chris LaRossa said in a release. “All work will be checked and cleared by certified plumbers to ensure safety.”
LaRossa said the efforts would help to re-establish service for 8,600 customers.
On Sept. 14, PSE&G sent about 50 employees to work with Columbia Gas for six days during emergency response efforts to check homes and turn off gas meters.
PSE&G said investigators believe the explosions were caused by an over-pressurized system.
According to published reports, the September explosions resulted in one death, dozens of injuries and multiple explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley area north of Boston.