Natural gas pipeline break affects City of Alice natural gas customers

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 19:10:07-04

The city of Alice administration has been contacted by CenterPoint Energy about a break in the main feed to the City of Alice customers for natural gas.

According to CenterPoint Energy, the process to restore services involves CenterPoint Energy turning off every gas meter in town before they can pressure up the line once it is repaired. Next, they will have to go back out and turn every meter back on.

This process is for the safety of their customers and is labor intensive and time consuming with 100 CenterPoint Energy employees working on the project.

Company officials have assured the city they are working diligently however the expectation is for complete service restoration to be competed in two to three days.

The City of Alice Fire Department, Police Department, Code Department, Public Works and administration is committed to ensuring the safety of our residents. They are contacting restaurants, heath care facilities and other businesses to ensure safety and health concerns are still being met.

For more information, call CenterPoint Energy at 1-800-427-7142.