Customer Safety Notice

Printable Natural Gas Safety Brochure

Please read this important notice carefully.

In accordance with Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations 49 CFR, Part 192.16, Easton Utilities is required to inform Customers that the Customer shall be responsible for monitoring, maintaining and repairing their buried natural gas piping in order to reduce the risk of gas service line accidents. Easton Utilities herein provides the required notification:

  1. Easton Utilities does not monitor, maintain, or repair any of its customer's piping. A customer's piping includes all fuel pipe, including buried pipe which may be "downstream of the gas meter." This means the piping between the gas meter and the appliances in your home.
  2. If the Customer's buried piping is not maintained, it may be subject to the potential hazards of corrosion and leakage.
  3. Buried gas piping should be:
      a. Periodically inspected for leaks.
      b. Periodically inspected for corrosion if the piping is metallic
      c. Repaired if any unsafe condition is discovered.
  4. When excavating near buried gas piping, the piping should be located in advance, and the excavation done by hand.
  5. Plumbing and heating contractors can assist in the locating, inspecting and repairing the customer's buried piping. Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to the Gas Department Manager via email at or by phone at 410-822-6110.

    RE: Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 192 - Transportation of Natural and other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards Part 192.16 Customer Notification