Kansas Corporation Commission receives pipeline safety grant

TOPEKA — The Kansas Corporation Commission has been awarded a $99,635 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to assist with underground pipeline damage prevention efforts.

Excavation damage is the most common cause of damage to underground pipelines. In Kansas last year, there were 1,184 reports of gas lines damaged due to excavation activity. Of those, 305 damages or 26% occurred in the Wichita and Kansas City metropolitan areas…read more

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