The Unitil
SURE Project

Unitil, your local provider of natural gas, is undertaking a major project to upgrade more than 100 miles of natural gas pipeline throughout Portland and Westbrook. This project will modernize the area's gas infrastructure, making it more reliable and better able to meet the growing demand for natural gas in Maine.

To keep you fully informed about the project and our progress, we have created this specific website. Please visit us often to receive project updates and other useful information. We also have created a dedicated, toll-free hotline number, 1-866-821-4386, for you to call at any time with questions or concerns about the SURE project. Click here for this year’s project summary.

While there are no imminent safety concerns with the existing system, much of the project will involve replacing cast iron pipes – some more than 100 years old – with state-of-the-art plastic pipe.

Unitil has selected New England Utility Constructors (NEUCO), one of the region's most respected construction companies, to be the contractor for this project. NEUCO's local field supervisors and work crews operate out of the company facility on Presumpscott St. in Portland.

NEUCO, like Unitil, is committed to minimizing the disruptions to local businesses, homeowners, and the general public as we excavate and install new gas lines. We will work as quickly as possible – but always with safety as our first priority – to complete each section of work and restore roadways, sidewalks and lawns.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we make these system improvements to better serve you.