Columbia Gas downtown gas line upgrade – Public Meeting notice

Columbia Gas of Ohio is starting a gas line replacement project in Bowling Green. Work will begin by June, affecting about 113 customers.

Residents are invited to attend a community meeting to learn more. The event will take place on

Monday May 21 at 6 pm, held at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.

The work area is primarily on Main Street in downtown. (See a map of the work area on the next page)

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 October 2018.

Columbia Gas of Ohio has invested more than $1.5 billion in communities around the state to replace aging gas lines over the last decade. This is paying off in safety, with leaks reduced by 40 percent.

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.

Map of 2018 Columbia Gas work in downtown Bowling Green.