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Do you own buried gas piping?

SourceGas is required by pipeline safety regulations (Code of Federal Regulations 49; DOT Part 192.16) to periodically notify our customers that we do not maintain customer owned buried piping.

If customer-owned gas piping is not maintained, it may be subject to the potential of hazards and leaks. All buried gas piping should periodically be inspected for leaks and metallic piping should be checked for corrosion.

As a committed leader in the safety of our customers, employees and the environment, we want to remind you that you are responsible for ongoing inspection and maintenance of customer-owned pipelines on your property.

Customer-owned pipelines include gas lines from the gas meter to the inside of homes and businesses, or as otherwise designated by state-specific tariffs.

customer owned buried pipe diagram

If the gas meter is located next to your home or business, your customer-owned lines typically include piping from the meter into the building that connects to appliances.

If the gas meter is not located directly next to your home or business, your customer-owned lines may include underground piping from the meter to the building and all piping that connects to appliances.

Below are tips for how to locate, inspect and maintain customer-owned pipelines on your property. 

FAQs about Locating and Inspecting Customer-Owned Gas Pipeline

Why do I need to maintain customer-owned gas lines on my property?
If customer-owned gas pipelines are not maintained, hazardous leaks can occur. 

What do I need to do to maintain customer-owned gas lines on my property?
All buried gas piping should periodically be inspected for leaks and metallic piping should be checked for corrosion. A licensed plumber is qualified to help you inspect and maintain customer-owned gas piping. 

Who can I call to help me locate and inspect customer-owned gas lines on my property?
A licensed plumber can help you locate, inspect and repair buried gas pipeline. 

What can I do to prevent damage to customer-owned gas lines on my property?
When excavating near buried gas piping, the piping should be located in advance and the excavation done by hand.  Dial 811 to request to have SourceGas-owned gas pipeline and other underground utility lines located and marked. A licensed plumber can help you locate your customer-owned lines and provide guidance for safely digging near those lines.