The Vectren Pipeline Replacement Program is a multi-year program to replace more than 1,700
miles of bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout its service territories
in Indiana and Ohio. To ensure the continued safety and reliability of Vectren's pipeline
systems, selected bare steel and cast iron pipes are being replaced with plastic pipe.
The two major goals of this replacement program are to increase reliability of Vectren's gas
distribution system and to improve public safety and maintenance costs by reducing the number
of leaks associated with the pipelines that will be replaced.
All replacement work will be performed in compliance with Vectren policies and procedures as
well as applicable codes and regulations. Vectren strives to maximize safety to the public,
employees and customers throughout the projects.
Pipeline leak and maintenance histories are reviewed to determine the highest risk segments
of pipe. This allows Vectren to prioritize the sections of pipe to be replaced.
Replacement pipelines are sized and designed to meet the needs of the community.
Construction begins by documenting site conditions in the job areas and by locating sewers
and other infrastructure within the project area.
Gas main and service replacement
The gas main is replaced within the right-of-way, and then the service line serving residential
and commercial customers is replaced.
Prior to service replacement, a Vectren representative will contact customers to schedule this
portion of the work, which will involve a short service interruption. Additionally, the Vectren
representative will need to schedule a time to relight any natural gas appliances.
Typically, restoration of yards, sidewalks and pavement is completed within two weeks of
completing a project. Typical yard restoration involves grading and seeding.
Times to complete the work vary based on the size of the project, weather, etc. Please be
assured that Vectren and its contractors take every effort to complete each project as
quickly as possible.
For more information
For more information and Frequently Asked Questions, please
for a downloadable brochure or call Customer Service at 1-800-227-1376.