Monday, October 29, 2018

Columbia Gas Information Session

I went to the community meeting at the North Andover Senior Center this weekend, Columbia Gas gave residents affected by the September utility shutdown new information about restoration timelines.

The company has pushed back restoration dates to as late as December 16th.

Steve Bryant, Columbia Gas President Chief Recovery Officer Joe Albanese, and Chief Restoration Officer Pablo Vegas attended similar meetings in Lawrence and Andover.

There are three critical steps in the restoration process: Becoming “Gas-Ready”, becoming “House-Ready”, and finally, “Re-light”. Gas-Ready and House-Ready can occur in any order, but both must occur in a residence or business before Re-Light can take place.

Almost 2,000 families remain living in alternative housing.

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