Gas Leaks

Gas leaks can create fires and explosions. It's important that you and your family know how to recognize a gas leak and what to do if you suspect a leak. Recognize a gas leak by:

Smell—A distinctive, strong odor similar to rotten eggs.

Sight—A white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water, blowing dust, or vegetation that appears to be dead or dying for no reason.

Sound—A roaring, hissing, or whistling.

Beginning in June 2017, property owners are required to post signage and provide information to tenants  regarding what to do when they suspect a gas leak.  There is a penalty for failing  to comply with this law.

Anyone suspecting a gas leak should:

  1. Quickly open nearby doors and windows and then leave the building immediately; do not attempt to locate the leak. Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances, do not smoke or light matches or lighters, and do not use a house-phone or cell-phone within the building;
  2. After leaving the building, from a safe distance away from the building, call 911 immediately to report the suspected gas leak;
  3. After calling 911, call the gas service provider for this building.