While natural gas is not considered a utility that is essential to urban development, it is an important alternative energy source that helps reduce reliance on electricity.
New natural gas lines on Mercer Island are installed on an as-requested basis. Natural gas lines are in place in virtually all developed areas of the Island, making natural gas available to most households.
No major new facilities would be required to accommodate this number of customers. New development, as anticipated in the Land Use element of this plan, is not expected to significantly affect the number of gas customers on Mercer Island.