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Natural Gas Pipelines in Your Community
Natural gas provides clean, reliable, and efficient energy to homes, schools, and businesses. Natural gas pipelines are one of the safest ways to transport energy. The City of Mesa is committed to operating and maintaining a safe natural gas pipeline system in the communities we serve. As part of our ongoing Safety Program, we regularly inspect pipelines for damages or leaks.
HOW DO I KNOW WHERE GAS PIPELINES ARE LOCATED?
Since most gas pipelines are buried underground, we use markers to indicate the approximate locations. These markers have the name and contact information of the pipeline operator and emergency contact information.
Know the signs of a natural gas leak:
- Smell: rotten egg odor
- Hear: unusual blowing or hissing sound coming from a pipeline.
- See: Unusual changes to soil, dead or dying plants, dirt or debris blowing in the air, standing water bubbling.
If you suspect a natural gas leak, evacuate the area immediately! Do not light a match, use a phone, or do anything that could create a spark. Get to a safe location call 480-644-4277 or 911. Learn more at mesaaz.gov/energy.