Bangor Water District’s Experience With Gas. BANGOR WATER DISTRICT. Bangor Water District’s Experience With Natural Gas. BANGOR WATER DISTRICT. Bangor Gas Came to Bangor in 1997. They started installing distribution main in Bangor in 2001.
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The gas line was clearly marked and we hand dug to locate gas main. When the excavator was used to scrape “a little more off the top”, we hit the gas.
49 C.F.R. § 192.325 Underground clearance.Title 49 – Transportation
PART 192—TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL AND OTHER GAS BY PIPELINE: MINIMUM FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS Subpart G—General Construction Requirements for Transmission Lines and Mains
§ 192.325 Underground clearance.
(a) Each transmission line must be installed with at least 12 inches of clearance from any other underground structure not associated with the transmission line. If this clearance cannot be attained, the transmission line must be protected from damage that might result from the proximity of the other structure.
(b) Each main must be installed with enough clearance from any other underground structure to allow proper maintenance and to protect against damage that might result from proximity to other structures.PUC/Federal Regulations
New or replaced mains located in public rights-of-way shall beinstalledwith at least thirty-six (36) inches of cover, except where an obstruction prevents that installation depth or when pipe is inserted into existing pipe.
b.Separation from Subsurface Structures
Where there is interference with other subsurface structures, including other utilities, the pipe shall be laid at a clearance distance of not less than twelve (12) inches away from such structures unless adequate shielding is provided to protect the gas pipeline and the other utility.PUC/Federal Regulations
An excavator may not use mechanical means of excavation when excavating within 18 inches in any direction of any marked underground facilities until the underground facilities have been exposed, except that mechanical means may be used, as necessary, for initial penetration and removal of pavement, rock or other materials requiring use of mechanical means of excavation. Once underground facilities have been exposed, further excavation must be performed employing reasonable precautions to avoid damage to the underground facilities …PUC Dig Safe Regulations.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to tunnel under or to make any excavation in any street, alley or other public place in the city without first having obtained a street opening permit from the City Engineering Department. All permits will be issued in accordance with the provisions of Title 23, Chapter 307, Subchapter II of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated.City of Bangor Regulations
The following minimum separations from water mains shall be observed at all times unless otherwise directed by BWD personnel:
The following minimum separations from water services shall be observed at all times unless otherwise directed by BWD personnel:
Minimum Separation from Hydrants
The following minimum separations from hydrants shall be observed at all times unless otherwise directed by BWD personnel: