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Gas Policies & Statistics

 Download a Printable PDF of the Gas Department Policies (Updated January 30, 2017)

Gas Statistics

Peak Shaving Plant

Facility Quantity Size Year Installed
Storage Tanks 8 30,000 gallons ea. 1968
Liquid Pumps 2 20 gpm ea. 1992
1 65 gpm 1992
Vaporizer 1 4000 gpm 1992
Air Compressors 2 900 cubic feet / min ea. 1992
Total Plant Capacity 270 MMBtu / hour  

Gas Mains

Size Material Mileage Percent of System
10″ Steel 3.04  
6″ – 8″ Steel 19.295  
3″ – 4″ 3″ – 4″ Steel 77.053  
2″ and less Steel 89.860  
Total Steel Mains 189.249 Miles 78.766 %
3″ – 4″ Plastic 8.330  
2″ and less 2″ and less Plastic 42.688  
Total Plastic Mains 51.019 Miles 21.234 %
Grand Total of Mains 240.268 Miles  

Gas Services

Material Number Percentage of System
Steel 6,707 65.409 %
Plastic 3,547 34.591 %
Total Number of Services 10,254  

Average Yearly Consumption

Customer Class Quantity (CCF) Number of Customers
Residential 682 8,494
Commercial 2,438 1,388
Industrial 53,256 70
     
Total Number of Customers 9,952

Annual Gas Supply

Source Quantity (MMBtu) Percent of Total Production
BP Canada, J. Aron & Tenaska Energy
Sales & Transportation
4,324,101 100%
Peak Shaving Plant 0 0%
Total Gas Supply 4,324,101  

Watertown Daily Consumption Requirements

Peak Day
(MMBtu)
Minimum Day
(MMBtu)
Average Day
(MMBtu)
Average Summer
(MMBtu)
Average Winter
(MMBtu)
22,128 8,194 12,797 9,919 16,921

Watertown Hourly Consumption Requirements

Peak Hour
(MMBtu)
Minimum Hour
(MMBtu)
Average Hour
{MMBtu)
Average Summer
(MMBtu)
Average Winter
(MMBtu)
1,076 340 533 413 705