Atmos Replacing Steel Service Lines

Published 01/06 2012 06:24PM

Updated 01/06 2012 07:41PM

 If you've driven through the Faith Village neighborhood lately, you probably noticed lots of blue and green marker flags sticking out of the ground...and you've likely seen crews out digging...
   That's because Atmos energy is working to replace all steel service lines throughout North and Central Texas, to improve safety and reliability.
    Atmos spokesman Randy West says the rigid steel pipe service lines are being replaced with flexible and  durable pipe.
    He says about four thousand service lines have been replaced since last year, and four thousand more will be finished this year.
    Eventually, West says, Atmos wants to ensure that all approximately 25- thousand lines in Wichita Falls have been replaced.

"They can expect to have their service disrupted, you know once we replace the service line, we will put the - we will come back and light their appliances back up for them. And obviously put the dirt back into the yard, & if there was any concrete or anything we've had to move beyond the service line, we have dedicated contractors coming in behind our crews to replace that."

    You may have noticed a surcharge on your bills -- and that money goes toward the replacement project.

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