The company will replace approximately 3,800 feet of existing steel pipe with state-of-the-art plastic pipe along Elm Road, Pine Street, Fourth Street, and Wilson Avenue.
The construction work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for approximately 124 individual customers while their service is connected to the new gas main. Columbia Gas will make personal contact with customers prior to interrupting service and to schedule service restoration.
“The pipeline projects in Ambridge will benefit the entire community,” Columbia Gas President Mark Kempic said in a news release. “Throughout the area and for generations to come, the new gas distribution infrastructure will continue to provide safe and reliable service for customers and the community.”
As a reminder, all Columbia Gas employees and contractors carry identification cards bearing their name, photograph and identification number.
Columbia Gas plans a similar project in Baden, as part of approximately $186 million being invested this year in Pennsylvania, and more than $144 million going to upgrade aging underground infrastructure. From 2007 – 2014, the company invested nearly $900 million in the modernization and expansion of its distribution system in Pennsylvania. Of that amount, about $686 million was dedicated to replacing 650 miles of pipe.
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