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OTTAWA HILLS, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Gas began the pipeline improvement project in March in Toledo. Their work has
now spread to the Ottawa Hills Area.
are now working in the areas of Central Avenue and North Indian Road.
$3.8 million project is part of a broader 25-year initiative to replace more
than 4,000 pipelines across the state. Crews are moving across the Toledo area
replacing the steel pipe, which is more than 50 years old. A specially-designed
plastic pipe will take its place.
Gas says the upgrade comes with unique benefits.
flexible, so it expands and contracts with the soil conditions, and it allows
us to deliver gas at a higher pressure than we were previously able to," said
Jason Copsey, external affairs specialist with Columbia Gas. "And, second, it
in the area of Pembrooke Drive and Talmadge Road near Central Avenue will see
crews working in their yards this week. Copsey says the work takes about two
hours for each home, and crews finish it off with soil, straw and grass seed. Columbia
Gas asks the residents' assistance in keeping the area watered.
to Copsey, the project is on schedule and should be completed by the end of the