The National Transportation Safety Board states the pipelines provide the highest level of public safety as compared to other transportation modes. Every day natural gas pipelines safely carry one of the world's most reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly fuels to businesses, homes, and neighborhoods like yours. Preventing pipeline emergencies is important to your gas Utility. We are part of this community and we are committed to delivering natural gas safely to our neighbors.
As good neighbors do, you can help, here's how. Though natural gas pipeline
incidents are rare, you should know these signs.
Look. Blowing dirt, bubbling water, dry spots in moist areas or dead plants surrounded
by green plants may indicate a natural gas leak.
Listen. If you hear a hissing sound near a gas appliance or pipe it may be natural gas
Smell. Be aware of the destinctive, rotten egg - like smell of natural gas. You should
take action anytime you detect even a small amount of this odor.
Call. Centerville Gas at 931-729-4246.
Don't break the law - call 811 before you dig.
Did you know that excavation work, including digging in the yard and plowing, is the most
common cause of natural gas pipeline damage? Before beginning excavation of any kind,
state law requires that you call Tennessee One Call at 811 so all utility lines can be
clearly marked by professionals prior to any digging. This is a free call and free marking,
so don't break the law.
If you suspect a leak -- TAKE ACTION.
LEAVE. If you ever detect a natural gas leak, LEAVE the area IMMEDIATELY. Don't try
to find or stop the leak.
DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELECTRICAL before you leave or use a telephone, even a cell
phone. Do not smoke, turn appliances on or off or operate any vehicle,
equipment or use anything that could create a spark.
CALL. Once you are out of the suspect area, immediately call Centerville gas system at:
If the smell of natural gas is strong, also call 911.