Using your sense of sight, smell and sound will help you recognize a suspected leak. Here’s what you should look for:
A dense fog, mist or white cloud. Discolored vegetation, bubbling in water or blowing dust.
Natural gas is naturally odorless. However, a distinctive smell is added, similar to rotten eggs, so that you can smell a potential gas leak.
Hissing, whistling or roaring noise.
Alagasco regularly conducts walking and vehicle leak surveys of its facilities.
What you should NOT do if a leak occurs:
- DO NOT touch, breathe or make contact with the leak.
- DO NOT light a match, start an engine, turn light switches on or off, use a cell or home phone or do anything to create a spark.
- DO NOT attempt to extinguish any fire.
- DO NOT attempt to operate valves.
What you should DO if a leak occurs:
- DO leave the home, building and area of the suspected leak, and get to a safe area.
- DO call 911 to notify police and fire officials.
- DO warn others to stay out of the area.