The Algonquin Gas Transmission Company would like to let you know that Company personnel will be performing maintenance work at its valve site near the Canton and Randolph town line near Saddleback Lane in Canton on Monday, April 22nd. This work requires that small amounts of odorized natural gas be released intermittently. Algonquin has ensured that the Town is aware of this work in the off-chance that you hear reports about residents or businesses smelling gas near Algonquin’s facility. First Responders as well as area residents and businesses are being notified independently.
Algonquin personnel will be on-site during the entirety of the maintenance work and all integrity management activities will be conducted in a safe manner. However, there still may be an odor resulting from the odorant, mercaptan, which is injected into the natural gas to make it recognizable for safety reasons. There may also be a noise associated with this work. During the maintenance activities, if people in the general vicinity smell the odorant in natural gas or hear the noise associated with the controlled releases, there will be no danger to persons or property in the area. As noted, local police and fire are also being briefed about the maintenance activities, as will nearby residents or businesses. Importantly, First Responders will be notified shortly before and at the conclusion of the controlled release of natural gas so that they can respond to any calls which they might receive.
For further information call the Selectmen’s office at 781-821-5000