Cost how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar of Georgetown evacuations still unknown – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

GEORGETOWN — atmos energy has replaced nearly a half-mile of pipeline after a natural gas leak in georgetown, but the energy company will not say how much it how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar expects to pay homeowners who stayed in hotels for up how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar to nine weeks or businesses that were closed for that how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar length of time.

Business owners, residents and atmos officials have said the energy company has how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar been reimbursing those who were forced to move out of how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar their homes and shut down their businesses. Residents have said atmos not only paid for their hotel how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar rooms and gave them a $100 daily food stipend while they were displaced, but also paid to clean their homes, cut their lawns and fill their refrigerators when they returned how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar to their houses.

Atmos energy did not list the cost of the pipe how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar repairs, remediation or public expenses in a required report it made how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar march 22 to the pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration, a federal agency. In responses to emailed questions about the incident, atmos officials did not answer how much the company expects how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar to pay in its remediation efforts.

"We are not aware of any similar situations where gas how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar trapped in the ground from a pipeline leak caused such how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar an extensive and long-lasting evacuation of homes and businesses," said carl weimer, the executive director of the pipeline safety trust nonprofit.

"While it was good that no one was injured and how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar that atmos took such careful precautions, it does make us wonder whether this is just a how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar single leak or multiple leaks, how long the leak was occurring, and if this is a risk because of the geology how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar in the area, what additional precautions atmos is taking to ensure this does how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar not happen again," weimer said.

The company fixed the initial gas leak from a plastic how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar pipe at 507 river bend drive on feb. 20 and repaired a second leak at 508 river bend how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar drive a short time later. But it continued working for more than nine weeks on how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar releasing what atmos officials said was gas trapped in the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar soil around homes and businesses in the williams drive area, one of the city’s busiest commercial corridors.

This is not the first time atmos has blamed soil how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar conditions for problems with its natural gas pipelines. The company said heavy rains and unique soil and geology how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar conditions led to a natural gas explosion and fires that how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar killed a 12-year-old girl in dallas in february 2018, according to the dallas morning news. The final report from the national transportation safety board, which launched an investigation into the incident, is not yet available.

Atmos energy is the nation’s largest natural gas-only distributor, serving more than 3 million customers in eight states, said fleites. She has said there was evidence that the initial leak how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar in georgetown had gone unreported for a number of weeks.

Other homeowners faced other issues when they returned from the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar evacuation. Liliet delatorre, who answered the door at her parents’ home on oak lane last week, said rats had gotten inside while her mother and father how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar were away. Atmos energy is paying to get rid of the rodents, she said.

Rachel harris, the owner of rachel & co., a salon and day spa at 508 river bend, also said her business is slow. She said she is losing money because two of the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar massage therapists who paid rent at her salon left when how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the business had to close for two months.

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