Royston Natural Gas Reminds Public to Be Aware of Gas Lines During Storm Clean Up

In the wake of Irma taking a hold of the area this week and clean up under way, the City of Royston Natural Gas Department is reminding residents in their service area to use extreme caution in the days following the storm. A large number of trees have been uprooted that may be in the vicinity of a natural gas pipelines, including distribution mains that run along the right-of-ways, as well as service lines leading to local homes.

Georgia law states that homeowners and contractors must call 811 before any excavation, to have all utility lines marked.

Royston Natural Gas also reminds that if you detect an odor of natural gas or see potential damage to a natural gas facility, you should evacuate the area and contact 911 or your natural gas provider, also do not use phones or operate light switches in the vicinity of a possible gas leak as these may cause a spark that could ignite the gas.