Public Notice – Excess Flow Valves Available

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EXCESS FLOW VALVE NOTICE

An Excess Flow Valve (the “EFV”) is a mechanical shut-off device that can be installed in the natural gas pipe running to the gas meter at your property (the “service line”).  An EFV is designed to shut off most of the flow of natural gas automatically if the service line breaks by an excavation accident, for example.  Stopping the flow of gas from a broken service line significantly reduces the risk of natural gas fire, explosion, personal injury, and/or property damage.

You may request that the City of Eatonton install an excess flow valve on the service line to your property.

If you notify us that you want an EFV, we will contact you to discuss your specific situation and the cost of installation and maintenance.  EFVs cannot be installed on some service lines due to high gas flow, low pressure, or other factors.  If you request an EFV, we will inform you if your service line cannot accommodate an EFV.

If an EFV can be installed on your service line and you choose to have this done, we will set up a mutually agreeable date when we will install an EFV on your service line.

You will be billed $350.00 if the EFV is not located under pavement or $500.00 if the EFV is located under pavement to cover the cost of installing the EFV.

If it becomes necessary to maintain or replace the EFV on your service line, you will be billed $350.00 if the EFV is not located under pavement or $500.00 if the EFV is located under pavement.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Eatonton Gas Office at 706-485-0195.

Date Published: April 13, 2017