CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. --Croton’s Sustainability Committee is asking residents to take a survey to assess interest and feasibility for extending natural gas lines into parts of Croton-On-Hudson lacking gas service.
Currently, about two-thirds of Croton has gas service, but 1,079 homes or businesses do not.
Both Con Edison and New York State are now providing incentives to install new gas lines and gas-fired boilers and furnaces. If enough people on a street would like gas, the cost to install the new lines could cost little or nothing.
Committee members said gas is cleaner than fuel oil, cuts climate impact by about one-third, and reduces fuel costs by 25 to 40 percent, depending on the price of oil.
Converting a heating system to use gas also allows elimination of a home’s underground oil tank which (if it leaks) may create a serious environmental cleanup problem.
Responses to the survey may be made anonymously, and no commitment is made by filling out the survey. All information will be kept confidential and under supervision of the Croton Village Board of Trustees.
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