Importance of Learning Safety Procedures
Natural gas is an efficient, safe and clean-burning fuel used in most local homes and businesses. Since we live and work in buildings served with natural gas, everyone in our community needs to become familiar with basic gas safety information.
Leaks from a natural gas pipeline are extremely rare. However, it is important to know how to recognize the signs of a leak if one were to occur in your area. If you suspect a gas leak, please immediately call the Sioux Center Natural Gas Department at (712)722-0761 (weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or at 712-441-1106 (all other times). Do not call from inside the building, as it is possible for the phone to ignite the leaking gas.
Iowa One Call Notification
People excavating, digging or grading are the most frequent causes of pipeline damages and failures. Whether you are planning to build a major addition or landscape your property, you should protect your safety and the safety of those around your work site. Please contact the Iowa One Call notification system by calling 811 at least 48 hours prior to excavating.
If you hit or contact a pipeline in any way, inform the Sioux Center Natural Gas Department immediately. A gouge, scrape, scratch, dent or crease to a pipe or its coating may cause a future safety problem. It is imperative that gas personnel inspect and repair any damage to the pipeline, no matter how minor it may seem.