for a map key. Click on this symbol to open a larger map and search bar to look up specific streets.
Gas leak locations are recorded as street addresses; please note that the leak locations referenced on this map are near the pipeline at the street, not at the residence itself (although Google Maps may place pins at a residence).
If you smell gas, please contact National Grid at 1-800-233-5325. Pipelines are owned by National Grid (NGRID), and leaks and repairs are the responsibility of the utility, not the Town of Acton.
Info is subject to change, as leaks may have developed or been repaired since the most recent data received (see below).
To create this map, we combined leaks from the following datasets:
The 2017 Town of Acton Survey (here, here, and here) is especially valuable as it provides considerable detail, some of which is visible on the “card” that opens when you click on a leak on the online map. Information from this 2017 survey includes:
Further detail is available in the report and field sketch for each leak (listed by street name in alphabetical order).
NGRID datasets give addresses for leaks, but no information on leak size or other detail is available.
Resource Force has created a presentation about natural gas (methane) leaks in Acton linked here. An Acton TV video of the Gas Leaks Forum at Acton Town Hall (March 22, 2018) is also linked here.
To find out more about outreach and education on fixing gas leaks, contact Home Energy Efficiency Team and Mothers Out Front.
For further reading, see:
All original data sources are publicly available at this Google Drive folder. Some of the spreadsheets have been converted to Google Sheets format, but no data has been altered.
The map was built from the spreadsheet “Universal List of Gas Leak Areas”, which is a unified compilation made from each dataset’s source spreadsheet.
This map has been created by members of the Acton-Boxborough Resource Force, working to educate our community on the issue of gas leaks and moving towards a sustainable future. See the About page for more details.