Leatherstocking Gas Company has begun construction of its natural gas distribution system in the Borough of Montrose. The new project builds off of the 6 miles of distribution system the company constructed during 2013 in Bridgewater Township. This latest build out will provide natural gas service to homes, businesses and public institutions in the Borough of Montrose and expand the existing Bridgewater Township system.
Leatherstocking anticipates building approximately 8 miles of natural gas distribution main and connecting 300 customers this year. Russ Miller Leatherstocking’s Vice President of Gas Supply & Marketing stated “We have nearly 300 applications for gas service so far, and more are arriving everyday”. He also said we are working with the Montrose Area School District to provide service to the Lathrop Elementary School. Additionally we are working with Susquehanna County to get the County offices connected to natural gas.
Leatherstocking has contracted with GEC and C&G (both local contractors) to build the distribution system. Construction Manager Mario Martello said “Construction on Lake Shore Drive is underway businesses are being connected on SR706 and the new Trehab complex has gas service. We are accelerating our work to connect customers now”
Leatherstocking expects to have gas available to a majority of Borough and Township residents by this fall. It you have questions about applying for service contact Russ Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org 607-936-3755×280. Questions about natural gas construction should be directed to Mario MartelloMartello419@aol.com 570-278-5863. You can also go to the Leatherstocking website atwww.leatherstockinggas.com to view a map of the project scope for 2014 in Montrose.