Altagas responds to Rosedale leak
Altagas has completed repairs to a leak in Rosedale.
Crews were on site on Tuesday evening, January 2 investigating a report of the scent of gas. This is the same neighbourhood where a home was destroyed by a natural gas explosion in 2005.
“Someone smelled gas and then called us, that is what they are supposed to do” said Greg Johnston, president of Altagas Utilities. “We understand they have been smelling it for a couple of weeks, so it would be a lot better if people called the first time they smelled gas.” The crew took action to find the leak.
“We have dug up the gas main and squeezed it. It is a plastic main, so we can squeeze it a with large clamp, we have isolated the main so we know there is no gas leaking,” said Johnston.
They have run overground lines to affected homes to continue their gas service while they investigated.
Crews were able to pinpoint the leak and complete the repair successfully.
Altagas crews were in Rosedale last week to repair a leak.