GAS TIPS
If you have chosen to use natural gas and need heaters mounted in your home, a master plumber with a gas certification must install your heater and lines. That person must submit their certification number to our office before we can turn your meter on.
The 3 R’s of Natural Gas Safety
Recognize:

  • “Rotten egg” smell
  • Blowing or hissing sound
  • Dead or discolored grass in otherwise green area
  • Bubbling in wet or flooded area
  • Dirt being blown in the air

React:

  • Leave area immediately and leave door open
  • Do not try to locate source of leak
  • Do not turn on light switch, use telephone or cell phone
  • Do not try to shut off any gas valves
  • Do not use flashlight or light match/lighter
  • Do not start any type vehicle
  • Do not re-enter until a gas board employee says it’s safe

Report: Go to a safe location, call police dept. 483-7378, gas board 483-9235 or 911

Gas Facts:

  • Natural Gas is the cleanest fossil fuel on the market today.
  • Natural Gas is extraordinarily efficient.
  • Households that use natural gas appliances and heat average an $800 savings per year over using electric.

It’s the law to call 8-1-1 before you blast, dig or drill. The gas department will be notified and your gas line will be marked using yellow paint, flags or stakes. All excavation projects require a call, even small jobs such as installing a mailbox, fence or planting trees and shrubs. If you do not call and interrupt service to an entire neighborhood, you can potentially be held responsible for repair costs and/or fines.

WATER TIPS

  • Don’t over-water your lawn. Water every 3-5 days in summer and 10-14 days in winter.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks.
  • Run the dishwasher and washing machine when fully loaded.
  • If you have a swimming pool, use a cover and you’ll save loss from evaporation by 90%.
  • When hand washing dishes, don’t leave water running; use 2 basins – one for washing and one for rinsing.
  • Defrost frozen foods in the refrigerator or microwave instead of using running water.
  • Limit your shower time to less than 15 minutes.
  • Turn water off while brushing your teeth.

We, at the Cordova Water and Gas Board, strive to provide you with good service.

We want to thank you for the use of our utilities.