Eversource Expands Natural Gas System in Connecticut

More residents and business owners in Norwalk will soon be able to take advantage of the benefits of natural gas, as Eversource begins construction to expand the gas distribution system there. The company is investing $4 million to make the clean-burning and affordable fuel available in an area north of the Merritt Parkway.

“It’s about serving the neighborhoods where we work and live and this latest project in Norwalk is another example of our efforts to make natural gas available to more communities across Connecticut,” said Eversource President of Gas Operations Bill Akley. “We continue to hear from more and more people who want access to this efficient and environmentally-friendly fuel to heat their homes or businesses, and we’re working hard to make it happen.”

The Norwalk expansion project involves installing more than 12,000 feet of underground pipe along Cobblers Court, Cobblers Lane, Creeping Hemlock Drive, Donohue Drive, Lakewood Drive, Silent Grove Court, Valley View Court, Valley View Road and West Rock Road. The energy company works cooperatively with community leaders and customers to minimize the impact to traffic and coordinate with other roadwork happening in the area. Drivers may experience delays due to alternating, one-way traffic.  

The project is now underway and weather permitting, crews will be working Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. depending on the location. The work is expected to be finished in late November. 

New customers will be able to use natural gas for home heating, water heating, clothes drying, cooking, as well as barbecuing, fueling firepits, and even heating swimming pools and hot tubs. In addition to being dramatically cleaner-burning – 30 percent less CO2 and 99 percent less sulfur than heating oil – natural gas is more convenient and requires no deliveries.  

To make the change to natural gas even easier, Eversource is offering competitive pricing on a range of standard and high-efficiency boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. The Value Price Program (VPP) packages include permits, labor, and removal of old equipment. New customers will also be able to participate in energy efficiency programs the energy company offers through Energize Connecticut.

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