South Jersey Gas announced Tuesday that work recently began on Phase II of its Camden County Reliability Project.
The $25 million initiative is the second part of an overall $75 million, three-phase project that will replace and modernize vintage and aging infrastructure that runs through sections of Gloucester Township, Pine Hill Borough and Winslow Township. The project, aimed at improving gas service reliability to Camden and Burlington counties, is part of South Jersey Gas’ continuing efforts to modernize and enhance the safety and reliability of its natural gas distribution system.
Approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the work will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also addressing low pressure and supply issues to ensure customers have access to the energy they need, even during severely cold weather events.
“This project is a perfect example of how South Jersey Gas uses infrastructure enhancements to serve the dual purposes of improving service for our customers while helping our state and region meet their clean energy goals,” said South Jersey Gas President and Chief Operating Officer Brent Schomber.
Phase II of the project is expected to last until February 2023, South Jersey Gas then plans to start the third and final phase in Winslow Township.