‘We will have a state-of-the-art system’: NPU gets $10.9 million for gas line replacements

While Norwich Public Utilities General Manager Chris LaRose is glad to receive any money from the government, he was ecstatic that it it’s enough to complete a large project in the city. Norwich Public Utilities announced Monday it will receive $10.9 million from the federal government to replace aging natural gas lines. Last year, NPU received over $10 million. The federal money means NPU customers aren’t paying for the work in their rates, Community Outreach Manager Chris Riley said. The money is from the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization grant program of The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Work on the gas main replacements is expected to start in the fall, and continue into 2028, according to a press release from NPU.


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