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North Shore Gas Recommends Using Location Service Before Cleaning Sewer Lines

March 13, 2015 11:35 AM

Village Recommends Using North Shore Gas Location Service  Before Cleaning Sewer Lines

North Shore Gas strongly recommends that you request your plumber or sewer cleaning company to call 866-573-6867 to schedule a utility locate prior to beginning a sewer line project.  In rare instances, natural gas lines are inadvertently installed through a sewer line.  In such cases, the gas line can be pierced, which may lead to a dangerous release of natural gas.

If you believe a gas line has been damaged on your property (usually evident by the smell of gas or bubbles rising in standing water or a toilet bowl), take the following actions:

  • Evacuate the area immediately without changing any light switches or using a phone
  • Call 911 from a safe distance, followed by the gas company’s emergency line (North Shore Gas – 866-556-6005)
  • Advise others to stay away from the area

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