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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.
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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.
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.