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City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., Awarded $10 Million for Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects

City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to partially fund a pipeline replacement project.

City Utilities is one of 37 utilities, in almost 20 states, that will receive a portion of the nearly $200 million in grant funding through the PHMSA program.

“This funding will allow CU to more rapidly replace aging natural gas infrastructure in the Zone 1 area of Springfield where older natural gas mains are scheduled for replacement,” said Gary Gibson, President and CEO of City Utilities of Springfield. “The safety and reliability of the natural gas system is critical, and the ability to replace mains without additional costs for our customers is an economical benefit for the entire community.”

PHMSA grant funding will allow CU to replace approximately 11 miles of legacy gas main and associated services in the Zone 1 area of the service territory.

CU will apply for additional funding to continue the replacement project in several Zone 1 locations of Springfield. Work on the project is expected to begin during the last quarter of 2023.