Dear Valued Customer,
Over the coming years, Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.) will replace about 420 miles of cast iron gas mains (dating
from the late 1800s to the 1950s) to ensure continued safe, reliable and sustainable service as efficiently and cost-effectively
as possible. M.U.D. has hired Q3 Contracting, Inc. (Q3) to perform gas main and service replacement work. M.U.D. uniformed personnel will first begin with a review of the natural gas fuel lines adjacent to your existing gas meter. This work will require the M.U.D. representative to contact you in order to access your property and mark a location for a new gas meter on the outside of your home or business. The new meter will allow for remote reading from outside your home or business. Q3 personnel will then install new high pressure plastic gas mains along and under streets and sidewalks in your neighborhood with a new gas service installed to your home or business.
Completion of the new gas service installation will require another appointment scheduled by M.U.D. at a date/time of your
convenience to gain access into your home or business. This will include an inspection by Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service of your sanitary sewer lateral service from your home or business to the sewer main to ensure no damage to this piping occurred during gas construction. M.U.D. will also re-light all gas pilots and install a new water meter if necessary during this appointment.
Finally, Q3 personnel will abandon the existing low pressure cast iron gas mains and services in your neighborhood. In your neighborhood, M.U.D. should begin March 30, 2015 with scheduling appointments for the new gas meter installations. Weather permitting, M.U.D. and Q3 personnel should finish by September 2015 with all construction. Typically, new mains and services will be bored (vs. trenched). Small excavations and sidewalk panel removals may be required in your yard. All excavations will be barricaded and marked. Some driveways may also be blocked for a short time only with your prior coordination and approval. Please use caution during construction. Site restoration, including sidewalk and paving replacements will occur throughout the duration of the project. Work sequencing may require some temporary restoration until subsequent,
permanent repairs can occur. Q3 personnel will repair or replace lawns and landscaping disturbed during the project. You may
perceive delays between installing the new main, replacing services and meters, abandoning the existing mains, and restoring the
site. Please note that there are many steps during each phase to ensure a safe and successful project. The gas infrastructure
revenues paid by M.U.D. customers will fund this replacement work.
Dave Peters, M.U.D. Field Service Inspector, will oversee the gas meter installation work and can be reached at 402.504.0873
(business hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., M. thru F.). Scott Whalen, Project Superintendent with Q3 Contracting, Inc., will oversee the gas main and service installation work and can be reached at 402.730.7868 (business hours 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M. thru SAT.). You may also call me, Sean Guinzy, at 402.504.7718 (business hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M. thru F.) with any other
questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your patience, cooperation and understanding.
Sean V. Guinzy, P.E.
Metropolitan Utilities Districtarch, 2015
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