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Arbutus Targeted for Gas Pipe Replacements

BGE will replace old cast-iron and steel pipes as part of an ongoing program launched in 2010.

Baltimore Gas and Electric crews will be replacing natural gas lines in Arbutus, as part of an ongoing project.

Called Operation Pipeline, it's BGE's ongoing efforts to replace aged cast-iron and steel pipes. Catonsville is entering the second of its three-phase gas pipe overhaul, according to BGE's website.

A map of the area slated for new pipes is attached to this story.

“Through Operation Pipeline, BGE is making an investment to upgrade gas equipment that is approaching the end of useful service,” Jeannette M. Mills, vice president and chief customer officer for BGE, said in a press release. “This program is part of BGE’s continuing commitment to providing safe and reliable energy systems, and by taking this  proactive approach, customers benefit from a more efficient and cost-effective way to maintain infrastructure.”

Since the program started in 2010, crews have replaced nearly 40 miles of pipeline throughout the utility's service area, according to the release.

Brenda April 03, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Oh boy!! Where will all those UMBC students/employees park? Gee...and where will the residents who have no spaces to park, because the 150+ UMBC people take them, park? It should be very interesting!
Bclass April 03, 2013 at 01:29 PM
My guess is that even MORE students will park on the grass plot across from the Methodist church, which they already feel entitled to do. It's quite apparent that UMBC cares NOTHING about this community.
Brenda April 03, 2013 at 01:33 PM
RE- UMBC not caring-- absolutely! They line Shelbourne Road now, and actually park over top of the sidewalk. Therefore the students who walk from Arbutus Middle School & UMBC, have to walk in the road.
Bclass April 03, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Not only are they parking on the sidewalk, but now they've taken to parking all over the grass field beyond the fence. And I have seen piles of trash right next to their cars, so they are leaving that for us, too. UMBC has been putting up buildings and taking away parking on campus with no regard for the surrounding community. I have written to Tom Quirk regarding this problem. We'll see what happens.
Brenda April 04, 2013 at 11:05 AM
I phoned Tom Quirk's office, and had a long conversation with "Pete", one of his staff members. He said he was going to do something about this. I am going to keep following up with the phone call. I also sent photos to him. I would suggest you also call him. Tell anyone else you know who cares, to call, too. He said he was going to do something about this. Thanks!

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