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Natural gas has no detectable smell without additives.
Mercaptan is commonly used as an odorant. The smell is generally likened to rotten eggs.
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Please be advised and remember the following should you smell gas:
Generally, gas meters are in alleyways.
The newer subdivisions have their gas meters located on the side of the home, such subdivisions include:
You may contact City Hall Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. City Hall may be reached by calling 935-1533.
Your concern will be handled promptly.
A pressure test is a safety precaution.
The city requires that your natural gas line hold 15 (psig)pounds per square inch gauge of air for 15 minutes. This is to ensure that a hazard to persons or property does not exist.
Natural gas lines that have been off for over a year or have been determined to have questionable integrity are subject to a pressure test. Additionally, all new services must pass a pressure test before being put into service.