City of Cheney, Kansas

Our goal is to provide safe, reliable natural gas service to our customers and ensure the safety of people living and/or working near our gas pipelines. Public awareness is a critical component of our overall safety program. This information is being provided because you live or work near the Natural Gas pipeline system operated by the City of Cheney. These pipelines are regulated by federal and state law. Our pipelines are constructed of welded steel and plastic pipe and are coated and protected to reduce corrosion. The pipelines are designed, tested, installed and maintained to strict federal and state codes, and are an efficient source of energy.

You cannot smell natural gas in its natural state, so a chemical is added to help you detect its presence. This chemical, called mercaptan, has a strong odor very much like rotten eggs. Smelling this pungent odor in or around your home, at work, or in your neighborhood, may be the result of a natural gas leak. If you smell even the faint odor of mercaptan or hear a hissing noise, notify others in person, not by phone, and then leave.

Do not light matches or use lighters. Extinguish cigarettes or other smoking materials.

Do not turn appliances or lights on or off.

Do not use the telephone or cell phone near the suspected leak. Electrical currents in switches and telephones may spark an explosion.

After you leave the potentially affected area, call 316-542-3815 to report a gas leak, or call 911.

Remain away from the building until an official familiar with the situation tells you it is safe to return.

Once your gas has been shut off, do not try to turn it back on. Only a qualified person may perform this task.

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* 1. Select an item below that you would do if you smelled natural gas?

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