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Town of Logansport Gas System Public Awareness Notice

Posted: September 03, 2020

Town of Logansport Public Awareness/Damage Prevention Notice

Please read the following system safety information.

It is  provided to promote public awareness and damage prevention awareness.

               The Town of Logansport owns and operates a natural gas distribution system.  The gas system consists of an underground network of pipelines throughout the Town and in unincorporated areas adjacent to the Town limits.  The purpose of the gas system is to provide a reliable and safe economical source of energy for heating purposes to the homes and businesses adjacent to the underground gas pipelines.  The pipeline system has the capacity to reliably deliver natural gas to the customers.

            The hazards of natural gas are  that is: odorless, colorless, tasteless, lighter than air and can ignite and/or explode with tremendous force when mixed with the right amount of air.

          Prevention measures taken include:

*                      Adding odorant to the gas to give it that distinctive smell, similar to rotten

                        eggs, to warn us of its presence,

*                      testing the odorant level each calendar quarter,

*                      performing annual gas leakage surveys, and

*                      conducting periodic pipeline patrols

            The following are signs that may indicate a gas leak:

*                      A hissing or roaring sound (caused by escaping gas),

*                      A patch of dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green setting

                        along a pipeline route,

*                      Blowing dirt, grass or leaves near a pipeline,

*                      Continuous bubbling in wet, flooded areas,

*                      A “gas smell” similar to rotten eggs

Safety Procedure:

            Anyone who may smell this odor or notice any unusual conditions on or near gas mains, vents, service lines, meter sets, or especially inside of a building should call the Town immediately.  If you smell a strong as odor inside a building, notify everyone to leave.  Do not operate any switches or use the phone.  Go a safe distance away upwind of the gas smell and call the Town.  With any gas leak protect life first then property, then notify the Town.

Excavator Procedure:

            Pipeline markers are maintained to inform the public of the gas line location as required by the pipeline safety regulations.  State and federal laws require excavators to notify LA One-Call (2) full  working days before digging.  If any excavation is planned you must notify LA One-Call which will notify the Town to locate the gas lines.  The Town of Logansport maintains membership in the LA One-Call program.

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