Comcast Update-Gas Lines
On Thursday afternoon I talked with the Ocean Pines General Manager’s office and also with Comcast. Chesapeake Utilities, the gas company, apparently does not know where all of our gas lines are located and are not certain why that is. They suspect it was fallout from the development of The Parke. Back to the present, when all of the utilities were recently marked for Comcast to begin work, these unknown gas lines were located as much as 30 feet away from where they were expected to be found. Miss Utility was not asked to locate in those areas because Chesapeake did not indicate that anything would be there. With Miss Utility finishing the marking, the Comcast contractors began their work. Unfortunately we have learned the hard way that some of our gas lines are not on Chesapeake maps. With Comcast work now on hold, Chesapeake is starting the process of mapping the unknown lines in The Parke. Comcast will continue to work in areas where complete mapping is available, but their schedule will change as a result of the delay. Comcast will provide updates as work progresses and I will pass that along to you. They are concerned about safety for us and for their employees.
With this delay, their schedule will change so they cannot provide a timeframe of completion. They originally hoped to be finished with all of Ocean Pines by the end of the year. That estimate will now be into the first quarter of 2021 but again, I’ll provide information as I receive it.
Linda Olsen, Association President