Frequently Asked Questions

Natural Gas

Main Replacement Program Design & Management

What is the typical planning cycle for a main replacement program?

The exact duration of the project will depend on the scope (i.e. the size and length of mains to be replaced). Typically, contractor work packages should be completed and ready to go well before the beginning of the construction season. This enables the LDC to procure the contractor resource to perform construction. Therefore, the design and permitting process should start in the previous year, and depends on the length of main to be completed on an annual basis.