Ames natural gas system set for renovation

Natural gas construction projects will replace and upgrade systems to continue ensuring long-term safety and reliability

Ames, Iowa – The arrival of spring brings the hustle and bustle of construction work. Our company will begin major natural gas system renovation projects in Ames this week.

“We are ready to get to work on these projects,” said Jon Katzenmeier, Alliant Energy natural gas project manager. “Over time, natural gas systems experience normal wear and tear. The purpose of the upgrade and replacement projects is to ensure that our customers in Ames will continue to have access to safe and reliable natural gas service.”

Work is slated to begin in Ames this week. Construction will involve 19 different natural gas system projects with a total investment of approximately $3 million. Projects will include upgrading and replacing existing distribution natural gas pipelines and other equipment currently serving homes and businesses.IMG_3402

Intercon Energy Services is the contractor for the projects. Construction is expected to be completed in November.

Residents and business owners impacted by the construction projects will be notified when construction work will be occurring in their areas.

“The projects may require area streets to be inaccessible for a period of time,” added Katzenmeier. “We appreciate the patience and understanding of the residents and businesses in the area during the construction project. We will continue to communicate updates to the City of Ames and our customers on the progress of these projects.”

Our company also expects to begin work to upgrade the natural gas distribution systems in Boone and Nevada this spring.

Anyone interested in receiving natural gas service in Ames that currently does not have service should call us at 1-888-255-4254 for more information on making the switch to natural gas service.

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