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Columbia Gas to Replace Old Lines in Shelby

Story By: Lauren Artino



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Old Gas lines in the city of Shelby will be replaced with new, more efficient ones this summer.

It's all part of Columbia Gas's 2 Billion, 25-year long project set to improve it's 19 thousand miles of natural gas line systems within the state of Ohio.

Tuesday night, representatives from Columbia Gas hosted a public meeting to inform residents of their plans and answer questions.

Certain parts of town needed older gas lines replaced more than others, and Columbia Gas says these take precedence.

The new, specially-designed plastic pipes will replace old, cast iron pipes installed in the 1950's and will serve customers for years to come.

This project will include portions of Broadway, 2nd Street, Wilson Avenue, East Smiley Ave, Wilcox, Lee, Flint and Powell Streets and is tentatively scheduled to begin August 1st and last for 2 to three months.

The cost of building, maintaining and replacing the pipeline system is estimated at 1.23 million and is already part of the monthly bill customers pay.

Anyone with questions can contact Corinne at 440-240-6192


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