Columbia Gas of Ohio will begin work on a pipeline improvement project in Port Clinton this week. The company will replace 10,830 feet of natural gas mainline.
The project, centered on Linden Street, will include portions of streets West of Maple, East of Beech, South of E Perry, and North of E State streets.
The $550,000 project will replace existing steel pipe with specially designed plastic pipe, impacting 150 customers.
Columbia Gas of Ohio will host a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at Port Clinton City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and answer questions from residents in the project area.
The construction work may require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for some customers. Impacted customers will be contacted via letter in advance. In addition, Columbia Gas will make personal contact with customers prior to shutting off service and to schedule service restoration.
Customers with indoor meters will have them moved outside of the home so entry to the home is no longer needed to read the meter. Any meter relocation and customer service line replacement will be done at no additional cost to the customer.
Columbia Gas of Ohio is spending $2 billion over 25 years to upgrade its 19,000 mile underground pipeline system.
As a reminder, all Columbia employees and contractors carry, and will be happy to present, identification cards bearing their name, photograph, and identification number.
More information about Columbia Gas of Ohio is available at: ColumbiaGasOhio.com. Be sure to call 811 at least two business days before you dig. For information about natural gas safety and what to do if you suspect a gas leak, go to: www.safegasohio.org.