Atmos Energy to replace steel pipes in Danville

Published 4:19 pm Monday, May 9, 2022

During Atmos Energy’s 2009 rate case, the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a Pipeline Replacement Program (PRP) for its service territory in Kentucky.  This program enables Atmos Energy to replace bare steel and other aging infrastructure.    

“Atmos Energy is committed to the safety and reliability of our system.  It is our number one priority,” said Jimmy Dale Smith, Danville’s Operations Supervisor, adding “We are beginning another section of pipe replacement project this week.”

The project will replace bare steel pipe with new High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. On May 4, Atmos Energy began replacing 3,877 feet of bare steel with new pipe. They will also replace 27 service lines, which are the lines from the street to the meter. They will work with individual homeowners as the project progresses.

The Atmos Energy team is working closely with the Centre College and City of Danville personnel regarding this project and the upcoming activities involving Centre College and the city. The project should conclude in late August, notwithstanding any unforeseen issues. The cost of the project is approximately $669,880.

Streets involved:

• W Walnut St from Harding St. to College St.

• Harding St from W Walnut St to Perryville St.

• Perryville St from Forrest Ave to Maple Ave.

Atmos Energy appreciates the patience and understanding of customers and community as we begin making our system better for the city of Danville.

Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is the country’s largest, fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor, serving over three million natural gas distribution customers in over 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy also manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. For more information, visit www.atmosenergy.com.