Mclouth A Topeka company has landed the contract to replace most of the natural gas lines in McLouth, according to a McLouth city official.
Carl Chalfant, city superintendent, said the McLouth City Council awarded a $258,389 contract to Northern Pipeline Company at Tuesday's meeting.
The company will replace the city's cast iron pipeline with polyethylene lines. About 75 percent of the system, almost six miles of pipe, will be replaced.
Chalfant said the work tentatively will start by April 10 and will take approximately 100 days. Workers will shut off natural gas service to homes and businesses briefly to switch to the new system as the lines are installed.
"We're trying to do this with as little inconvenience as possible," he said.