Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) is sending 13 employees to assist with the response to a series of natural gas explosions on Thursday evening in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts. Media reports indicate there were 60-80 fires and 40 homes damaged in the communities which are served by Columbia Gas.
Our thoughts are with the Massachusetts communities impacted by the events that occurred on Thursday. In light of these events, NPU is reminding customers of important natural gas safety information.
NPU receives national commendation for electric restoration efforts in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Florida
Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has received three national commendations from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its mutual aid efforts in Puerto Rico, Florida and the US Virgin Islands in 2017 and 2018.
On Wednesday, August 29, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) will begin the work of replacing an 80-foot span of natural gas main that traverses the 8th Street Canal Bridge in the Greeneville section of Norwich.
Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) will begin the process of replacing all public and private streetlights across Norwich on Monday, August 20. The contractor’s schedule indicates that the 4,984 new streetlights should be installed by the early weeks of October.
On Monday, July 23, crews from Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) will begin a project to replace nearly 2,000 feet of cast-iron natural gas piping with safer, modern piping. This work will take place along West Thames Street, from Dunham Street to Bushnell Place and should be complete by October.
NPU will conduct a public informational meeting on August 1, 2018 at 6 PM at 16 South Golden Street, Norwich, on the updated draft of its existing Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan (CSO/LTCP).
Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) will begin the annual flushing of its water system for 2018 during the week of July 9. This phase of the work is expected to be complete by August 3rd. A second phase of hydrant flushing will be performed in the early fall.
As the oppressive heat and humidity continue to impact Connecticut, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has extended its Power Alert through 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.