|Do you ever smell gas when walking or driving around Wellesley? Wellesley has nearly 200 gas leaks from pipelines under our streets. Click here for a map. Leaking gas poses a risk to our safety, our health and our environment; as ratepayers, we are all paying for this wasted gas. The Board of Selectmen
is co-sponsoring a Public Forum on Gas Leaks in Wellesley on Tuesday, March 21, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, in the Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library, to learn more about gas leaks and how the town is working to address them. The Selectmen will preside over a panel discussion featuring gas leak experts, a representative from National Grid and town officials. Registration is encouraged, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WellesleyGasLeaks
In advance of the forum, on Saturday, March 11, volunteers from Wellesley Green Schools and Sustainable Wellesley will be tagging gas leaks in town with signs and flags to build awareness and create a visible presence for these otherwise invisible leaks. Look for tagged leaks in your neighborhood.
Other Gas Leaks Forum co-sponsors are State Rep. Alice Peisch, State Senator Cynthia Creem, State Senator Richard Ross, Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Energy Committee, Health Department, and Sustainable Wellesley. Additional gas leak information is available on the NRC website http://www.wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_NRC/index or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.