Growth in Crown Point area has led to increase in gas line damage

Growth in Crown Point area has led to increase in gas line damage

Rob Earnshaw | The Times of Northwest Indiana

As the economy has rebounded over the last few years, NIPSCO is seeing a major uptick in damage to underground gas lines.

The majority has been caused by homeowners building a fence or deck, or planting a bush, but also by contractors and even NIPSCO employees themselves.

A majority of the damage this year has been caused in the Crown Point area, which is why NIPSCO officials appeared before the city’s board of works recently to discuss the issue and ways to better educate residents to call 811…(Read the full story)

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