Covington Gas is providing you with the following information to promote awareness about our pipeline in our community.
Pipeline Purpose Reliability
Covington Gas distribution pipelines transport some 81 miles of natural gas to approximately 3,400 customers throughout the City of Covington. It is our goal to provide natural gas as safely and reliable as possible.
Awareness of Hazards & Prevention Measures Undertaken
Pipelines are buried underground, line markers are used to indicate the approximate route and general location of the pipeline. The markers display important information such as the material transported in the line, the name of the pipeline originator, and a telephone number where the operator can be reached in the event of an emergency.
Covington Gas is committed to operating its pipeline safely. We employ numerous preventative maintenance programs, such as valve and equipment inspections. We utilize several preventative measures including use of cathodic protection to prevent corrosion, leak surveys, and patrolling to observe any excavation activity or possible ground discoloration.
Damage Prevention Awareness Tennessee One Call
Do your part - spread the word in your community before you dig! (It's the law!)
- Call 811.
- Wait for the site to be marked.
- Respect all markings.
- Dig with care.
- In case of emergency, call 901-476-7163 (24 hours).
Leak Recognition and Response
Our field personnel conduct periodic pipeline patrols and leak detection surveys. In the event of a leak or an emergency involving our pipeline, our field personnel are fully prepared to respond. Our response personnel coordinate their efforts with public safety officials.
Natural gas is colorless and odorless so an odorant is added. The following are signs that may indicate a leak:
- A hissing or roaring sound.
- A patch of dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green setting along a pipeline.
- Blowing dirt, grass or leaves near a pipeline.
- Continuous bubbling in a wet area.
- A rotten egg smell.
How to Get Additional Information
Visit www.covingtontn.com (click on Utility Division) or call 901-476-0583.