Richmond residents now have another option when it comes to heating their houses this winter.
Vermont Gas Systems says natural gas is now flowing to the most populated parts of the town, down an underground pipeline years in the making.
About 200 homes and businesses are being hooked up.
Richmond resident Marshall Paulson says he's been helping many of his neighbors convert to help them save money.
"It's a less costly fuel. That, for most people, is a driving motivator. For most folks who heat their homes their interaction is turning up and down a thermostat," Paulsen said.
Vermont Gas says some people will see their heating cut in half.
Parts of the pipeline were drilled under the Winooski River. It's the same process that would be used to dig a pipeline under Lake Champlain if Vermont Gas seals a contract with International Paper in Ticonderoga.
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