Our Gas and Meter Install Process
Columbia Gas of Ohio will come out to your residence to determine the best path for the service line and a possible meter location. Refer to the Natural Gas Meter Placement Sheet. You may also take this opportunity to discuss any obstructions, private utilities or other areas of concern on your property. At this point, we will also discuss the length of the service line and determine whether your new line will qualify for free installation.
2. Service Line Installation
Columbia Gas of Ohio will call the Dig Safe hotline to mark out any underground utility lines in front of your property and obtain the necessary permits from your town. Then, we'll schedule the connection of the natural gas service line. On the scheduled installation date, Columbia Gas of Ohio will dig a trench from our gas main in the street to your residence and make all the proper connections. Once the service line is installed, we'll refill the trench and rake it smooth making it easier for you to replant any displaced landscaping.
3. Equipment Installation
Now that your new gas service has been completed, it's time for your plumbing/heating contractor to install your new heating system.
4. Meter Installation
If the meter was not installed at the time of the gas service line, installing the gas meter is the last step of the process. You can request a gas meter by calling the New Business Department at 800-440-6111. Normally the installation takes place within two to five business days of your call.