Know the Signs of a Pipeline Leak​

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​​Look for signs of a possible leak
  • Persistent bubbling in standing water 
  • Pool of liquid on the ground 
  • Discolored or dead vegetation around the pipeline area 
  • Dense white cloud or fog 
  • Slight mist of ice 
  • Unexplained frozen ground near the pipeline
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Listen for any unusual noise 

  • ​Whistling, hissing or roaring sound ​
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  • An unusual smell, petroleum odor or gaseous odor 
  • Distinctive, strong odor, often compared to rotten eggs or sulfur if odorant is added​

​Customer-Owned Service Lines

Any buried gas piping - in other words, piping that is in direct contact with soil - that runs from the gas meter to the structure(s) or gas utilization equipment is the property owner's responsibility to maintain. Gas utilization equipment includes items such as yard lights, natural gas pool heaters and natural gas grills.

Why is it important to maintain buried piping?

If your pipes aren't inspected periodically, they could become dangerous due to corrosion or leaking. It's important to repair any unsafe conditions found during inspections as quickly as possible. If you're wondering who to contact for piping inspection and maintenance, plumbing contractors are a great resource. Metallic piping should be inspected for corrosion by a licensed and bonded professional only.​​