Washington Gas will be contracting work to be done in Block I within the next week or two. The accompanying letter explains the purpose of this project. However, the board has provided you with a more detailed explanation. The project will have three phases, which is laid out in the chart below. The 12 houses that will be affected are 1500, 1502, 1504, 1506, 1508, 1510, 1512, 1514, 1520, 1522, 1524, and 1526. See the map of the project.

The purpose of the project is to replace all copper gas lines, install safety valves outside the home in the back of each unit, and move all interior meters to the outside, making sure the meters are at least 3 feet away from any window.

The supervisor overseeing the project is Jimmy Robinson from Washington Gas. He is our go-to person if we have any questions.

Infrasource is the contractor doing the actual work on the gas lines and meters. The supervisor is Narciso Chavez. He will be onsite and contacting home owners when it is time to have the meters moved out of the house.

Phases Duration Description
Phase I One and half weeks During this phase of the project, Infrasource will work behind the houses installing a new main gas line, which will run parallel to the houses. Infrasource will dig a 4’X 4’ opening on the street between 1514 and 1520 to have a new gas line tie in to the main line on Maple Ridge Rd and to the new gas line behind the row houses.
Phase II

Infrasource will contact each owner to establish an agreed upon day for this phase. Owners will need to be at home during this time.

One day per unit During this phase Infrasource will remove all interior meters and install new meters outside of each home. In addition, the new lateral gas lines from the home will be connected to the main gas line behind each unit and an excess flow valve will be install for each unit as well. This is where Infrasource will have to dig behind each house to install the new gas line. Washington Gas will contract out to have all repairs done to affected back terraces.

Units 1514 and 1520 the meter will be placed on the side of the house.

Other units will have the meter in the back of the house against the concrete wall using a remote meter bracket. This is to ensure that the meters are 3 feet away from any window.

Phase III 2 Weeks This phase is called abandon old gas line, which means that the old gas line will stay underground but the all gas will be pushed out of the old lines. Owners may smell gas that this point of the project. Once this is done, Infrasource will seal up the street. After 2 weeks, Washington Gas will contract to have that portion of the street repaved. They want to wait 2 weeks to make sure that there are no leaks or other unforeseen problems.

 

We appreciate your patience during this project. Any new information that comes up will be posted here on our website.

Hickory Cluster Board Members