Gas Utility Dist. #2, East Feliciana
Public Awareness Notice
Please read the following gas system safety information.
It is provided to promote public awareness and damage prevention awareness.
Gas Utility Dist. #2, East Feliciana owns and operates a natural gas distribution system in East Feliciana Parish. The gas system consists of an underground network of pipelines throughout the Parish. The purpose of the gas system is to provide a reliable, safe & economical source of energy to the homes and businesses adjacent to the underground gas pipelines. The pipeline system has the capacity to reliably deliver natural gas to the customers.
The hazards of natural gas are that it is: odorless, colorless, tasteless, lighter than air and can ignite and/or explode with tremendous force when mixed with the right amount of air.
Prevention measures taken include:
• Adding odorant to the gas to give it that distinctive smell, similar to rotten eggs, to warn us of its presence
• Testing the odorant level each calendar quarter
• Performing annual gas leakage surveys
• Conducting periodic pipeline patrols
The following are signs that may indicate a gas leak:
• A hissing or roaring sound (caused by escaping gas)
• A patch of dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green setting along a pipeline route
• Blowing dirt, grass or leaves near a pipeline
• Continuous bubbling in wet, flooded areas
• A “gas smell”, similar to rotten eggs
Anyone who may smell this odor or notice any unusual conditions on or near gas mains, vents, service lines, meter sets, or especially inside of a building should call the Gas District Office immediately. If you smell a strong gas odor inside a building, notify everyone in the building to leave. Do not operate any switches or use the phone. Go a safe distance away, upwind of the gas smell and call the Gas District Office at (225) 683-9416 or 911. As with any gas leak, protect life first, then property, and notify the Gas District Office.
Excavating Procedure – CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG!:
Pipeline markers are maintained to inform the public of the gas line location. State and federal laws require excavators to notify LA One-Call two (2) full working days before digging. If any excavation is planned you must notify LA One-Call (call 811) which will notify the Gas District to locate the gas lines. Gas Utility Dist. #2, East Feliciana maintains membership in the LA One-Call program.
Emergency Contact Information:
To obtain additional information or to report a gas-related issue, (including the possibility of natural force leaks that can occur on this gas system because of the growth of tree roots), call Gas Utility Dist. #2, E. Fel. at (225) 683-9416 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. For emergencies after hours, holidays or weekends call 911 or (225) 683-5459. The LA One-Call Center phone number is 811.
This information and the pipeline signs are provided as public awareness and damage prevention awareness notices.
Gas Utility Dist. #2, East Feliciana does not maintain the gas piping from the meter to the residence. This is the responsibility of the customer who owns that piping, including trenching & maintenance. This buried pipe should be polyethylene pipe buried a minimum of 2 feet underground from meter to residence. Galvanized pipe should be used to connect underground pipe to meter and residence ends.
To ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of the lines, the buried piping should be checked periodically. You (or the building owner) are advised to contact a licensed plumber or heating contractor to assist you in locating and inspecting your buried gas piping. If any unsafe condition is discovered, repairs should be made immediately.
In order to ensure a timely and correct meter reading, customers need to maintain the area around their meters to keep the area free of weeds, shrubbery, or other obstacles.
PAYMENTS are due by the 10th of each month. If you have not received your bill by the last day of the month, a call to the office can be made to find out the amount due.
PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN THE OFFICE. Payments can be made either by mail, or at any branch of Landmark Bank, Feliciana Bank and Trust or Investar Bank (Previously Highlands Bank). Customers may also elect to set up “Bill Pay” with their own, personal bank.
If a customer’s service is locked out for non-payment, their deposit will be increased to the maximum of $150.00. To resume service, payment of a reconnect fee of $35.00, the entire bill due, plus the increase in deposit must be paid.
GAS UTILITY DIST. #2 IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PIPE OR APPLIANCES BEYOND THE METER.
If you wish to install a natural gas generator you must acquire a permit from your local parish & contact this office. Now is a good time to have existing generators serviced.
Board of Commissioners
Michael Bradford, Manager
Dexter Armstead, President
Donna Allen, Vice-President
Monday through Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
(Closed 12:00 – 12:30)
Phone: (225) 683-9416
AFTER HOURS & HOLIDAYS: