Bedminster Square community, located in the historic
Bucks County region near Philadelphia, was designed
to evoke a welcoming, small-town feel.
development's pastoral setting posed a significant
challenge. The nearest natural gas main was several
miles away, and the cost to extend the line would
have added millions of dollars in expense to the
project's bottom line.
why Liberty Community Gas, a large Mid-Atlantic
propane supplier, approached builder Pulte Homes
about an underground propane supply and distribution
said to us, 'We absolutely want to do gas.
Electricity is not an option,'" says Matt McGuigan,
a partner at Liberty Community Gas. "So when we sat
down and talked with them about doing a community
gas system, they absolutely loved it."
maximize safety and minimize visibility, the large
underground tank installed at Bedminster Square is
located in a discreet area away from homes and
parks, accessible only by a separate service road.
That decision proved to be a huge competitive
advantage, since several nearby housing projects
chose to go with a different approach.
our [metered] underground community system, a
propane truck never enters the development," says
Kevin Meadows, a partner at Liberty Community Gas.
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