Columbia Gas replacing York County pipelines


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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is replacing  natural gas pipelines in York County between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with occasional work on Saturdays.  

The project is part of a larger effort to replace more than 2,400 miles of pipeline with longer-lasting plastic pipes that contract and shift with temperature, bend to the shape of the earth around them and require less maintenance, according to the company website.

Maintenance on the deteriorating pipes would cost more than replacement in the long run, so this work will reduce customer costs.

York will have about 4,000 feet of pipelines replaced along West Maple Street between Jessop Place and Cleveland Avenue, along South Pershing Avenue between Kurtz Avenue and Lafayette Street and on surrounding streets, including Kings Mill Road and Manor Street, according to a company news release.

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Households will be notified before work begins on or near their properties, and customers are encouraged to ask for employee and contractor IDs or call 1-888-460-4332 for Columbia Gas employee verification before allowing workers into their homes.

Flags and paint markings will indicate impending work on the project.

Contractors plan to do as little digging as possible while upgrading the pipelines. Homes with indoor gas meters will have them replaced and transferred outside at no additional cost. Interruptions in service are expected to last several hours.