Natural Gas Safety
If you smell gas, or just think you might have a gas leak:
You might see a white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water, or blowing dust.
You might hear an unusual noise, like roaring, hissing or whistling.
Natural gas has no odor of its own. For your safety, a distinctive odor, similar to rotten eggs, is added to it.
Immediately leave the area.
Tell – Call 911
A faint odor of gas may mean that a pilot light has gone out and should be relit; however a strong odor means you should leave the home at once, go to a neighbor’s house and call your local utility or emergency number from there.
Whether you’re installing an underground dog fence or deck, running water to an outbuilding or post-hole digging for a new mail box post, underground piping and other utilities can become damaged. Call 811 before you dig or move earth in any way.
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG
Be Safe. Dig Smart. Call 811 First.
Call before you dig! When you plan to dig or move dirt with mechanical equipment, call 811 at least 48 hours before you dig. Your call to 811 will be directed to the local One Call Center who will then contact affected utilities to have the facilities in your area marked.
Failure to use 811 is a known cause of pipeline accidents. Calling before you dig is the law and can prevent a costly or even a deadly mistake. Striking an underground pipeline may result in fire, explosion and/or asphyxiation.
To protect yourself and this community, federal and state government, along with City of Tallapoosa has made reliability and safety high priorities. For additional information regarding this message, please call us at 770-574-2345 or download the below documents for further reading.
Be Safe. Be Smart. Be Responsible!
Know where the pipelines are. As an emergency responder you have access to the National Pipeline Mapping system (NPMS) that shows the location of inter and intrastate gas pipelines, plants and other facilities throughout Georgia.