Information from Columbia Gas

Columbia Gas is set to begin a Pipeline Replacement Project in Tiffin. Beginning the week of Jan. 23, crews will be installing approximately 13,075 feet of new plastic pipe serving 309 residences on sections of Market, Lindsay, Niles, Oil, Leitner, Sandusky, Benner, Orange, Maple, Carl and St. Clair Streets.

Map and information packet

In terms of timing, preconstruction camera work is underway. During this phase, residents may notice markers and flags cropping up in yards. Those are to mark the locations of underground facilities. Residents are asked to keep those markers in place until work is complete.

Installation of the new mainline will begin in mid-January. Once the mainline is in and put into service, Columbia Gas will follow-up with service line replacements for individual homes. These take about 2-4 hours per property and include a brief service disconnection. Indoor meters will be relocated outside as well. Crews will reach out to schedule an appointment with each property owner once we get to this phase.

As for restoration, crews will temporarily restore all property to ensure safety and accessibility over the winter months and then follow-up with the permanent grade restoration once the weather breaks in the spring.

For more information, a virtual public meeting has been set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. More details to follow. Also, please see a link to a short video which provides an overview of these types of projects -

For questions, contact Megan Hunyor, Public Affairs Specialist for Columbia Gas of Ohio at (419) 265-5762 or For a Natural Gas Emergency, call 1(800) 344-4077