The gas pipeline transportation system in the United States is one of the safest and most efficient means of transporting energy products. At the City of Lebanon Gas Department, our main goal is to deliver natural gas reliably and safely to our customers. Our service area has 270 miles of natural gas main distribution lines across Lebanon/Wilson County. These distribution lines transport natural gas from City Gate stations to our industrial, commercial and residential customers in a safe, efficient manner.
YOUR ROLE IN PIPELINE SAFETY
While serious pipeline problems are rare, it is important to know how to quickly respond if a problem occurs. Damaged pipelines may release flammable products into the soil or air or chemicals that can be harmful to people and the environment. Potential hazards of an unexpected natural gas release include service interruptions, property damage, explosions, injury or death.
Reduce the risk or damages and injury by following these safety tips:
Watch for pipeline signs or markers. These markers identify the general area where natural gas pipelines run and show the name and phone number of the related company. Markers generally indicate the general, but not precise, location of a pipeline and don’t indicate the depth of line burial, so always call 811 before you dig.
Be observant for leaks.
If a pipeline is damaged or you suspect there may be a natural gas leak, immediately switch off and leave any motorized equipment being used, get away from the immediate area, and call the utility company or fire department (911).
If you would like more information about our pipeline system, please call City of Lebanon Gas at (615) 443-2835.