City of Graysville awarded $5M

  • April 19, 2023
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In a significant move towards enhancing safety and modernizing its infrastructure, the City of Graysville has successfully secured a grant for the Graysville Municipal Gas System. Established in 1949, this utility has served the community for over 70 years, but its aging cast iron gas lines are now in urgent need of replacement.

Despite ongoing efforts to upgrade the system, over 10 miles of deteriorating cast iron lines pose significant concerns. The Graysville Municipal Gas System currently serves 4,500 customers, and the proposed project aims to address this critical issue.

The funding request, totaling $5,032,493, will enable the replacement of 10 miles of cast iron gas pipelines. The upgrade will involve the use of polyethylene (PE) pipes, utilizing directional drilling to install new lines parallel to the existing ones. This approach minimizes both costs and environmental impact, ensuring a sustainable and efficient solution to the city’s infrastructure challenges.

Moreover, the proposed project includes updating six regulator stations within the system. This crucial step aims to eliminate the remaining cast iron elements and regulate the gas flow throughout the infrastructure. The primary goals are to enhance safety, eliminate environmental concerns, and ensure the continued reliability of the Graysville Municipal Gas System.

With the grant secured, Graysville is poised to embark on this vital project that not only addresses immediate infrastructure needs but also aligns with the city’s commitment to environmental sustainability. The modernization efforts are a testament to Graysville’s dedication to providing a safe and efficient gas system for its residents, ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future for the community.

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