In most states, except Kansas, you are responsible for any natural gas piping on your property from our gas meter to your home or business. Atmos Energy does not maintain the natural gas lines on your property beyond our meter, this is the same as other utilities, such as your electrical wiring and water pipes.
Your buried gas piping should be inspected periodically for leaks. If buried piping is not maintained, it may be subject to the potential hazards of corrosion and leakage. A licensed plumber or qualified contractor can locate, inspect and repair buried piping on your property. If corrosion or a dangerous condition is discovered, the piping should be repaired as soon as possible.
Customer-owned natural gas lines include all the piping that goes:
For your safety, operate your appliances in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions. House piping should be tested or inspected periodically by a licensed plumber. Learn more about operating safe appliances and preventing carbon monoxide build-up here.
For a list of recommended plumbers in your area, please visit our Gas Dealer Network.
Pursuant to Department of Transportation regulation 49 CFR 192.16, Atmos Energy is required to inform you that we do not maintain the natural gas piping from our gas meter to your home or business. The natural gas piping from our gas meter to your home or business is your responsibility to maintain. If buried piping is not maintained, it may be subject to the potential hazards of corrosion and leakage. You should have piping periodically inspected for leaks. If the piping is metallic, it should be periodically inspected for corrosion. If any unsafe condition is discovered, it should be repaired. Plumbing contractors are possible resources for locating, inspecting and repairing your piping. Call 811 prior to any excavation to have underground utility-owned lines located and marked at no charge to you.
If you ever smell or suspect a natural gas leak, do not wait! Leave the premises immediately then call 911 and Atmos Energy at 866.322.8667. Do not rely on your sense of smell alone to detect the presence of natural gas. Use all of your senses —smell, listen or look—to check for signs of a leak.
In addition, residential methane detectors are available and can provide an additional ability to detect the presence of gas. These alarms must be selected and installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Learn more at the Gas Technology Institute.
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