Improving Safety & Reliability
Central Hudson is replacing certain natural gas mains (which run along roads and streets) and service lines (which connect to individual homes, apartment buildings and businesses) that are comprised of cast iron and steel in communities throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley to ensure the safety and reliability of the natural gas system.
The majority of these lines are located in cities, villages and areas gas service was first offered in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Many of these pipelines were installed in the 1930s or earlier.
We're replacing older natural gas pipelines at an accelerated pace to enhance system reliability, safety and efficiency.
The graphic below explains this process, in general, while the column to the right provides links to town- and timeline-specific information.
Gas main replacements are scheduled to take place in portions of the following communities:
City of Kingston (Clifton Ave., Hemlock Ave., Wynkoop Pl., Shufeldt St., Abbey St., Sylvester St., Stephan St., Sherman St., Lincoln St., Aleo Post Ln., Florence St., Hayes St., Farrelly St., Gage St., Emerick St., Hazel St.)
Central Hudson is scheduling indoor work associated with these projects at residents’ homes and businesses, following the safety guidance provided by the CDC and local health officials. Please review our FAQ here:
Q: Why is it important that Central Hudson perform this work?
A: As part of statewide and Company effort to enhance natural gas safety, we have identified the main and services in your area as at the end of its useful life. To maintain the safety and reliability of natural gas service, we will be replacing where necessary the existing underground pipe serving you and your neighbors.
Q: What does this work entail?
A: If your natural gas meter is located indoors, we will make every effort to relocate it to the outdoors to eliminate entering your premise for future inspections or meter reading, as well as providing better access to emergency responders if the need arises. The piping from the new meter location to your existing piping will be installed free of charge. The installed piping will be pressure tested prior to connecting to your piping to insure a leak free installation. If your meter is already located outside it will remain so and we will tie into your existing piping.
Q: Why does Central Hudson need access to my house?
A: Central Hudson and-or our contractors must access your house to inspect and verify the operating condition of your gas piping and appliances. If our gas meter is located within your building, it must be relocated to the outdoors, and new piping must be installed from the outside meter. Once all work has been completed, we will perform a leak check and relight all of your gas appliances.
Q: Will I need to be home when Central Hudson is in my home?
A: Yes, you need to be home to grant us access to your gas appliances and, if our gas meter is located outside, to install new piping associated with moving the gas meter from inside your home or building to the outside..
Q: How long will Central Hudson need to be in my home?
A: While the extent of each job varies, this work is typically completed within a few hours. If the time is anticipated to be significantly longer, you will be notified prior to the work starting. Rest assured that we will perform the work as safely, efficiently and expeditiously as possible while limiting our work to as small an area as possible.
Think You Smell Gas?
Let Us Know.
LET US KNOW by calling the gas odor hotline at 800-942-8274. Or, call 9-1-1.
This 800 number can only be used to report gas leaks. For more information, click here.