In its continuing efforts to modernize and enhance the safety and reliability of its gas distribution system, South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of SJI (NYSE: SJI), today secured the approval of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to implement a $200 million, five-year Infrastructure Investment Program (IIP). Commencing July 1, 2022, the IIP will begin the replacement of approximately 250 miles of at risk facilities including vintage coated steel and Aldyl-A plastic mains and related services, as well as the installation of excess flow valves on new service lines.

By targeting aging sections of the South Jersey Gas distribution system, the approved program will enhance the overall service provided to South Jersey Gas customers, support environmental stewardship by reducing emissions and facilitate economic development through job creation in New Jersey.

“At South Jersey Gas, our more than 400,000 customers count on us to provide safe, reliable, affordable natural gas service,” said Brent Schomber, President and COO, South Jersey Gas. “The Infrastructure Investment Program approved today prioritizes methane emissions reductions and enhances our long-term system reliability, ensuring that we can continue to meet the needs of our customers who rely on us to cost effectively heat their homes, warm their water and cook their meals, even during the coldest days of the year and under adverse weather conditions.” Read More from SJI.