Customer Owned Gas Piping


The U.S. Department of Transportation Regulation 192.16 requires Elk River Public Utility District to advise our customers of certain safety recommendations regarding your underground natural gas piping. 


Elk River Public Utility District operates our gas system with an emphasis on safety.  We are required to design, operate and maintain our underground natural gas pipeline system in accordance with prescribed federal safety standards.  We do not maintain the gas piping beyond the meter.  Gas piping beyond the meter is the property of the customer.  If underground (metallic) gas piping is not properly maintained, it may be subject to corrosion and/or leakage. 


To ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of these lines, the buried piping  should be checked periodically by a qualified technician.  The Yellow Pages are an excellent source of listings of plumbing, heating and air contractors, and others who may assist you in locating and inspecting your buried gas piping.  If any unsafe condition is discovered, repairs should be made as soon as possible. 


If we can answer any questions regarding this notice, please give us a call at (931) 455-9311 or (931) 967-2110. 


You may disregard this notice if you do not have buried gas piping beyond the gas meter.


If you plan on any type of excavation please be sure to contact the statewide notification system, Tennessee One Call at 811 or 1-800-351-1111 at least 3 days prior to the start of your work so that underground facilities can be located. This is a FREE service and IT'S THE LAW.


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Revised: 10/10/11.