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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2011
11:30 a.m.

CON EDISON RESTORES GAS SERVICE TO UPPER MANHATTAN CUSTOMERS

NEW YORK – Con Edison has restored gas service to the 8,214 customers in Upper Manhattan who were affected by a water main break on Aug. 12. Of those who were affected, about 1,500 customers remain without gas because safety testing has found damaged pipes inside their buildings or because crews cannot gain access to their apartments.

Hundreds of Con Edison workers, including crews from Orange & Rockland Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas and National Grid, have worked around the clock to restore gas service to customers, and have pumped out about 30,000 gallons of water from gas mains.

Customers in parts of Hamilton Heights and Upper Harlem lost gas service when a city water main ruptured, undermining the gas distribution system and causing gas pipes to flood.

To view the company’s “Street to Stove” video, click this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzCf5XR0Yc8.


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