New Castle News


April 18, 2012

Columbia Gas plans to replace city lines

NEW CASTLE — Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania will continue its multimillion-dollar, multi-year improvement project in New Castle.

During the second phase of the project, Columbia Gas will replace approximately 14,000 feet of existing steel pipe with state-of-the-art plastic pipe. The entire project is to be completed in September and will involve approximately 230 customers.

This phase of the pipeline improvement project will include Fairfield, Hazelcroft, Delaware, Audley, Norwood and Sumner avenues, and Clen-Moore and Neshannock boulevards.

“The well-being and safety of our customers and the community is always our first priority,” said Steve Scherling, Columbia Gas engineering leader. “To uphold this priority, we will be using modern trenchless technology and excavation procedures to minimize the impact on residents.”

The work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for individual customers while their service is connected to the new main. Columbia Gas will make personal contact with customers prior to shutting off service and to schedule its restoration.

Columbia Gas officials remind customers that all employees and contractors carry identification cards bearing their names, photographs and identification numbers.

More information on the infrastructure improvement project is available by visiting and clicking on infrastructure upgrade.

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