Area PECO Natural Gas Upgrades

Every day, PECO is driving innovation and advancing smart energy to provide safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy and energy services for our customers. As part of that commitment, they are working to upgrade our natural gas equipment to improve neighborhood service. This work includes replacing existing natural gas mains and/or service lines with new plastic pipe, which enhances safety, is more durable and improves reliability.

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Work will begin the week of February 8, 2016 along Presidential Boulevard between City Avenue North to Monument Road. Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and may occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on your property. For safety reasons natural gas service may be shut off temporarily.

During this time, PECO also will be relocating any indoor natural gas meters to the exterior of customer homes or businesses. If the natural gas meter at your property is located inside, you will need to provide access so this work can be completed.

After work is completed, any impacted areas on your property will be repaired, streets will be repaved, and all areas will be restored to their original condition. These final repairs typically occur within 30-60 days following construction, weather permitting.


All work will be performed by Utility Line Services, contractor for PECO. If you have any questions regarding this project and for scheduling purposes, please contact Rich Brunner of Utility Line Services at 215-430-1503.

While neighborhood work is occurring it’s a great time to consider switching to natural gas, if you are not a natural gas customer. PECO natural gas customers continue to benefit from the low cost of natural gas and are paying about 50 percent less for natural gas than they did in 2008. For more information, visit