Public Service Electric & Gas Company employees are inspecting natural gas meters throughout Middlesex County to ensure the continued safety and reliability of gas services.
“Customer safety is our number one priority,” Joe Forline, vice president of gas operations for PSE&G, said in a prepared statement. “It’s important for us to conduct safety inspections like these so that we can check for surface corrosion, leaks and other conditions that might require attention or repair.”
Cranbury, Edison, Sayreville, Piscataway, Monroe, South Amboy, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Spotswood and Woodbridge are included in the project.
If a customer’s meter is inside, someone over the age of 18 will need to give technicians access to the meter for a visual inspection, according to the statement. Meters that are located outside will also be inspected. Although technicians will be on private property, customers do not need to be home for outside meter inspections.
The inspection is free and will take about 10 minutes. Customers do not need to make an appointment at this time. Unless a meter requires immediate repair, there will be no interruption to service. Service will not be turned off during this inspection due to billing status, according to the statement.
PSE&G reminds customers to always ask for identification when a utility worker comes to the door. Employees carry a PSE&G photo identification badge, wear PSE&G logo apparel and drive PSE&G cars or trucks. If a customer is concerned in any way, call PSE&G’s customer service line at 800-436-PSEG (7734) to verify the identity of an employee.