As part of our Pipeline Integrity Management Program, we will replace approximately 77 miles of 95 miles of high pressure transmission pipeline between Westminster, Colo., and the Wyoming border. The additional pipe will be abandoned or switched to distribution uses. This work will ensure safe, reliable service to our current and new customers along the Front Range.
Work in Larimer and Weld counties started in 2012 and is expected to continue through 2014. Work in Boulder County starts in 2014 and also is expected to continue through 2015.
This project is one of a package of pipeline integrity management programs and projects that are funded by the Pipeline System Integrity Adjustment (PSIA) rider that appears as a separate line item on Xcel Energy's natural gas customers' bills. We anticipate that in 2014, on a monthly bill, it will cost an average residential customer using 62 therms a month 36 cents, and the average small business customer using 270 therms a month $1.56.
We have finished installing new natural gas pipeline and are doing restoration work off the roadway.
Dakota Glen Subdivision
We are nearly finished installing the new natural gas pipeline in the Dakota Glen Subdivision. The final phase is to inspect the new pipe to ensure there are no leaks or defects. This will be done from Friday, Nov. 29, until Dec. 14, and requires us to be on site 24/7.
You might hear some of the equipment we will use to carefully inspect the pipe. Additionally, we will use lights to work safely at night but will take care to direct the light away from homes.
If we find any leaks or defects, we will need to repair them before we start the flow of natural gas through the pipeline.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work quickly and safely to finish this section of the West Main pipeline.
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or call our hotline at 1-855-875-7633. Learn more about our 2013 construction.
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