Natural Gas & You / Safety Tips from Fountain Inn Natural Gas
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Fountain Inn Natural Gas operates natural gas facility in or near your property. Because you live and work in the vicinity, we are providing this safety information to educate consumers regarding our pipeline safety program and basic natural gas information.
Fountain Inn Natural Gas wants to make everyone aware of some very important safety issues regarding natural gas.
Our Commitment to Safety
At Fountain Inn Natural Gas, we are committed to safety programs that will help protect our customers, our employees, and our pipelines. As part of that commitment, we are providing key safety information for your home or business. Please take a few minutes to read this important safety information.
Basics of Natural Gas
Natural gas is an excellent source of energy for your home or business at very low costs. It is reliable and safe for the environment, but like all sources of energy it must be used wisely.
Natural gas is a non-toxic and colorless gas which is lighter than air. As a very important precaution, natural gas being piped to your home or business has a harmless odor very similar to rotten eggs that you can easily detect even the smallest amount of gas that may escape.
Because natural gas pipelines are underground, line markers are used to indicate the "approximate" location of our lines. However, these line markers do not indicate how deep the pipeline is buried.