Drill boring gas line under Maumee River reaches other sideWritten by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | firstname.lastname@example.org
The drill boring under the Maumee River from Maumee to Perrysburg for a Columbia Gas of Ohio natural gas pipeline broke ground near Fort Meigs shortly after 9 a.m. this morning.
The $7.5 million project will update about 5,300 feet of pipe, 2,000 of which was directionally bored under the river using a GPS-guided drill.
The initial 10-inch pilot hole will now be widened to about 30 inches to accommodate the 20-inch coated steel pipe.
Work at the site started in July. Drilling started Sept. 13 and the project is expected to be complete by the end of October.