We at the City of Perryton are charged with the responsibility of providing you with a safe and reliable natural gas service.
Due to a change in the Department of Transportation's (D.O.T.) rules governing the operation of distribution companies such as ours, it has become necessary to inform you of where our (Gas Company) responsibility for inspection ends and where yours (the customer) begins with respect to underground piping.
We survey our system's underground piping on an ongoing basis to ensure its safety, but we do not survey your private underground piping from your existing meter to your home or business.
Some meters are located at your building and have no underground piping to be concerned of, but many meters are located at or near the property line and do have underground piping.
Should you have underground piping we would recommend that you follow the recommendations of the D. O. T., which are as follows:
Buried gas piping should be
(A) Periodically inspected for leaks;
(B) Periodically inspected for corrosion if the piping is metallic; and
(C) Repaired or replaced if any unsafe condition is discovered
When excavating near buried gas piping, the piping should be located in advance, and excavated carefully by competent workers experienced in such matters.
Licensed plumbing contractors can assist you in locating, inspecting and repairing your buried piping.
Should you have questions please feel free to contact any of our staff or myself during normal working hours.
City of Perryton