Soil boring pierces Winnsboro gas lines

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – A contractor for the County’s engineer, American Engineering, pierced a Winnsboro gas line that provides natural gas to industries in the Walter Brown Industrial Park on Cook road, according to Tripp Peak, Director of the Town’s Gas/Water/Sewer Department.

Peak said the contractor was drilling test bores for soil assessments for the interconnector line proposed to reach from the Winnsboro water treatment plant to the Commerce Industrial Park on Peach Road.

The line was drilled into around 2 p.m. Saturday on Peach Road, about half way between Syrup Mill and McCorkle Roads. Peak reported that two holes were made in the line – one in a small line and the other in a 6-inch diameter line.

The road was closed in the area by the Fairfield County fire service until repairs could be made about two hours later, Peak said.

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