Natural gas back on for Nav Center, city sewage plant

A Union Gas truck is parked near the site of a natural gas leak on the property behind the Nav Center and the Cornwall Waste Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. A Union Gas spokesman says service has been restored to both Nav Center and the sewage plant as of Friday morning. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Natural gas service has been restored to Cornwall’s Nav Center and the city’s Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Repairs to a valve on a large-capacity steel line were done last night (Thursday), Union Gas spokesman Andrea Stass told Cornwall Newswatch.

“We have been in touch with the facilities manager from the Waste Water Treatment Plant, which was the only other customer impacted, and we will be there this morning (Friday) to restore their service,” Stass said.

The service was cut off Wednesday night after a lawnmower hit a gas pipe value at the back of the properties on Montreal Road, causing a major leak.

Staff at Nav Center had to put contingency plans in place for cooking food.

City spokesman Emma Meldrum said the loss of natural gas had “no impact on our plant.”