STAYING SAFE AROUND NATURAL GAS
If you smell something at your home or business that smells like rotten eggs, it could be a Natural Gas leak!
NATURAL GAS PIPELINE
DALTON UTILITIES 1200 V.D. PARROTT JR. PKWY DALTON, GA 30720
BEFORE DIGGING OR EXCAVATING
CALL THE UPC AT
IN EMERGENCY CALL:
Natural gas is a safe and efficient form of energy. In its natural state, natural gas has no smell and is not visible to the naked eye. A chemical called mercaptin is addedto natural gas to make customers aware if there is a leak. Most accidents occur because of lack of knowledge that leads to unsafe equipment or appliance use, not because natural gas itself is unsafe. Some of the potential hazards of an unintended release of natural gas include fire, explosion, property damage and asphyxiation. Dalton Utilities protects the natural gas system through active participation in the One Call System or Dig Safely Program, strategically placed pipeline markers and signage, pipeline integrity management program, Emergency Response Plan, patrolling of the pipeline, and routine inspections of the pipeline. Please be aware that natural gas lines may be located on or near your property. Always call 8-1-1 before you dig! One free easy call to 8-1-1 gets your utility lines marked AND helps protect you from injury and expense. Safe Digging Is No Accident: Always Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig! Visit call811.com for more information.
Below are examples of a natural gas meter and regulator stations. Please do not congregate next to these structures as they contain pressurized gas.
Know what’s below. Call before you dig.
Dalton Utilities’ Natural Gas Facilities
Below is a map showing the areas where Dalton Utilities operates natural gas facilities.
Possible indicators of a natural gas leak:
• An odor of gas • A hissing sound • A fire in or near a gas appliance/piping • Unusual noise coming from an appliance
What to do if you smell natural gas:
• Do not attempt to locate gas leaks • Do not smoke or use lighters, matches or other sources of open flames • Do not turn lights on or off or unplug electrical appliances • Do not use telephones, including cell phones, in or near an area where you smell gas • Leave the area immediately and call
(706-278-1313) or 9-1-1
Play it safe! If you think you smell natural gas, call Dalton Utilities at