How to Recognize a Pipeline Leak
Use your senses of sight, smell and sound to identify a potential pipeline leak. Signs of a leak may include:
Dead or dying vegetation near the pipeline, oily sheen on water, pools of liquid on the ground near the pipeline, dirt or debris blowing into the air, fire or a dense white cloud or fog
Strong petroleum scent or other pungent odor, a smell similar to rotten eggs, or sulfur, if odorant is added
Hissing, gurgling or roaring sound
What to Do if a Leak Occurs
Take these steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others if a pipeline leak is suspected or detected:
- Leave the area immediately in an upwind direction
- Call 911
- Call the Adelphia Gateway, LLC emergency number, 800-747-3375, to notify us of the location
- Turn off any equipment and eliminate any ignition source, if able to do so without risk of injury
What Not to Do if a Leak Occurs
- Do not come into direct contact with any escaping natural gas
- Do not start any motor vehicles, electrical equipment or use cellphones while in the area.
- Do not attempt to operate any pipeline valves.
- Do not attempt to extinguish a natural gas fire.