UGI Utilities to spend $173M on infrastructure projects

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - UGI Utilities will spend more than $173 million during the current fiscal year to replace aging natural gas mains and complete a number of projects to enhance its system.

Plans call for approximately 64 miles of cast iron and bare steel mains to be replaced with those that are constructed of temporary materials, such as high-density plastic or protected steel.

"UGI remains committed to enhancing the safety and reliability of our infrastructure," said Hans Bell, UGI's chief operating officer. "These infrastructure projects ensure our system provides safe and reliable service for UGI customers and for the many communities we serve."

Key projects in Berks County, where at least a quarter-mile of natural gas mains will be replaced, are:

200-400 blocks of North 10th Street
700 block of Mulberry Street
000-300 blocks of Orange Street
1300-1500 blocks of Hampden Boulevard

100 block of East Main Street

Since 2011, UGI said it has replaced more than 400 miles of non-contemporary pipelines.

Upcoming work will also include pressure reinforcements to improve system reliability, service line and meter replacements, and regulator station improvements.

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