GPS Surveying Program
We're protecting underground natural gas lines through GPS technology. This investment in safety will also improve our emergency response and maintenance.
Crews will capture locations of underground infrastructure using advanced GPS equipment, providing a level of precision that is not possible using traditional techniques.
The picture at right shows typical GPS collection equipment.
Work in Your Neighborhood
- Measurements are performed by specially trained employees of Columbia Gas as well as our contractors: Michael Baker, Premier, SAM (Survey and Mapping), UtiliQuest LLC and Woolpert. They carry ID badges and will be happy to show them on request.
- Crews record locations of the main line (usually near the street) and the service line up to your meter.
- In some cases, they may need to return to complete follow-up work.
- Work will not require entry into buildings.