Natural Gas Safety Information
Maintain Gas Lines
Maintain gas lines inside the house to prevent leaks. Do not hang things from exposed piping or use it as support for something else. All piping after the meter is the responsibility of the property owner. LG&E will periodically survey all piping leading up to your gas meter for leaks and will advise you if any maintenance is required. LG&E will make any repairs deemed necessary as a result of the survey at no cost to the property owner. We will inform you if there are any bushes or trees potentially harming the meter that need to be removed or trimmed by the property owner.
Teach Natural Gas Safety to Your Family
Every family member should know how to find and turn off the natural gas shut-off valve at the meter. The valve should be closed only in the event of a natural gas emergency in your home or if advised to do so by LG&E. If you turn off the shut-off valve, do not turn it on again. Call LG&E at (502) 589-1444 (outside Louisville 800-331-7370) and let us safely re-establish your gas service for you at no charge.
Teach small children to stay away from the gas range and other gas-burning appliances. Don't let children swing from or play with pipes leading to water heaters or ranges.
Practice safety drills for getting the family out of the house at night in the event of a natural gas emergency or any other emergency situation, such as a fire.