Two of NIPSCO’s
natural-gas pipelines in the Duneland area will be inspected this week,
beginning on Tuesday, July 17, through Thursday, July 19.
from Minnesota Limited LLC and T.D. Williamson Inc. will be checking the
pipelines to test their integrity.
“This is done to
ensure we can continue to provide safe and efficient natural gas service to
our customers,” NIPSCO said in a statement released after deadline on
residents and businesses near C.R. 1500 North and Furnessville Road and
those near C.R. 300N may hear a distinguishable audible noise and may detect
natural-gas odors in the air as a result of this routine procedure.
two miles of each work site location may also hear an audible noise.
Customers are not,
however, expected to experience any interruptions to their existing natural
encouraging anyone who may smell natural-gas odor--regardless of whether or
not they suspect it’s related to this project--to call (800) 464-7726. A
service technician will be sent to check the safety of the area.
Since natural gas
is colorless and odorless, NIPSCO adds a harmless, non-toxic chemical that
makes it easier to detect a gas leak before it can create a hazardous
situation. The chemical, called mercaptan, smells a lot like rotten eggs.
When you smell gas
outside, do the following:
* If you suspect a
leak outside, turn off and abandon any motorized equipment you might be
* Leave the area
* Warn others to
stay away from the area.
* Remain outside
until NIPSCO can send someone to check on the source of the odor
An odor of gas
outside your home should be reported just as you would report an inside
odor. Gas leaks from service lines could migrate into your home through
walls or drain lines.
For more safety
related information, visit NIPSCO.com/StaySafe