Columbia Gas invests $1 million to upgrade gas lines in Tiffin

Press Release Provided by Columbia Gas

Columbia Gas of Ohio is starting a gas line replacement project in Tiffin. Work will begin in August, affecting about 101 customers.

What will this mean for residents?

  • Columbia Gas contractors will work street by street to install new main lines and service lines up to each customer’s home or building.
  • Gas service will not be impacted until it is time for Columbia Gas to connect the customer to the new gas system at their meter. For most customers, gas service will be interrupted for approximately two hours. Customers will get advance notice of this service interruption.
  • If the gas meter is currently inside, it will be moved outside.
  • Any surface that has to be disturbed will be repaired by Columbia Gas. This includes sidewalks, driveways, lawns and landscaping.
  • Once this work is complete, customers will have a gas system with state of the art safety features.

The work and clean-up are expected to be completed by Fall of 2019.

A public question and answer event is at 6 p.m. Monday, July 29, at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St., Tiffin.

Columbia Gas will invest approximately $138 million to upgrade more than 146 miles of natural gas main lines and more than 17,000 customer service lines across Ohio this year. This work is part of an ongoing commitment by the company to enhance customer safety with more than 100 major gas line replacement projects this year.

“Since this program started, the number of leaks has fallen by almost 40 percent,” said Columbia Gas President, Dan Creekmur. “Our priority is keeping homeowners and businesses safe. These projects allow us to further invest in our communities, and it helps us provide reliable service.”

These projects are part of the company’s larger 25 year program to invest more than $2 billion to replace over 4,000 miles of pipeline across the state.

Residents can contact Raquel Colon, External Affairs Specialist for Columbia Gas of Ohio, with questions or concerns at (419) 351-8398 or rcolon@nisource.com.

Visit www.columbiagasohio.com/replacement for more information on the construction process.