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Columbia Gas of Ohio to Spend Over $2.7 million for Coshocton Area Pipeline Replacement Project

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Coshocton area will soon benefit from Columbia Gas of Ohio’s pipeline improvement program.

Over 31,000 feet of natural gas main line will be replaced in the area as Columbia upgrades existing steel pipe with plastic pipe. The project will take several months and includes a number of streets, including: Ash Street, Burt Avenue, Elm Street, Fair Street, Hamilton Avenue, Hay Place, John Street, Kenilworth Avenue, McClain Avenue, Orange Street, Pine Street, Poplar Street, S. Fifth Street, S. Sixth Street, S. Seventh Street, S. Eighth Street, S. Ninth Street, S. Tenth Street, South Lawn Avenue, Vine Street, Walnut Street, and Wilson Avenue.

In the near future, customers on these streets will notice preliminary construction work in the area, such as staking of right of way and inspection of sewer lines. 

This work will require a short interruption of natural gas service. Columbia Gas will make personal contact with customers prior to shutting-off service and to schedule re-light appointments. Customers will also have their indoor meters moved to the outside of the premises. This work will be done at no additional cost to the customer.

As a reminder, all Columbia employees and contractors carry identification cards bearing their name, photograph and identification number and will be happy to show it.

Columbia Gas of Ohio will spend nearly $2 billion over the next 25 years to improve its 19,000 mile underground pipeline system.

Columbia Gas of Ohio, with headquarters in Columbus, is one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). Serving approximately 1.4 million customers in 61 of Ohio’s 88 counties, it is the largest natural gas utility in the state. NiSource distribution companies serve approximately 3.8 million gas and electric customers primarily in seven states.

Be sure to call 811 at least two business days before you dig.  For information on gas safety and what to do if you suspect a gas leak, go to SafeGasOhio.org