Skip to main content

Worcester, MA: Gas Leak Detective Community Walk

Worcester, MA: Gas Leak Detective Community Walk

Date: September 26, 2021
Time: 12:45pm - 2:15pm ET
Location: Beaver Brook Park, Mann St. Entrance, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01602

The Worcester Chapter invites you to a “Be A Gas Leak Detective!” at our community walk on Sunday, September 26th. This walk is a family-friendly and socially-distant event where you can learn about gas leaks.

During the walk, we’ll make observations of our surroundings to learn how to identify gas leaks. We’ll record what we find for follow up. We’ll only be looking for “non-explosive” leaks identified by the utility company and leaks that the utility company has publicly reported as “repaired”. We may also identify new leaks. While gas leaks can be dangerous, they are also all over the place in Worcester: in 2020, gas utility companies left over 600 leaks unfixed in our community.

These walks are co-coordinated with a research team supervised by Dr. Sara Wylie at Northeastern University Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute and coordinated by Sarah Lerman-Sinkoff, a PhD student at Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography (GSG).