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Natural Gas Safety & You Important Information to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe At UniSource Energy Services, ensuring a safe, reliable supply of natural gas is our No. 1 priority. What is Natural Gas and How is it Delivered? Natural gas is a cleanburning fossil fuel found beneath the Earth’s surface. Because of its efficiency and ease of use, it has become the most popular energy source for home heating. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the natural gas delivery system has the best safety record of any energy delivery system. UniSource personnel take seriously the responsibility for safe operation and maintenance of company-owned delivery or distribution lines and gas facilities. Be Aware of Potential Hazards operly handled, Properly tural gas is a very natural ver fe, clean, efficient and safe, economical fuel source. However, those who use natural gas need to be aware of the potential hazards posed by gas when it is used incorrectly or unsafely. Careless or unsafe use of natural gas could result in: Sulfur-like odor similar to rotten eggs • Leaks causing fire or explosion • Carbon monoxide poisoning • Suffocation • Service outages • Inconsistent pressure (highs or lows) causing equipment and/or property damage Dead or dying vegetation Who to Call Before You Dig Because natural gas is odorless, a sulfur-like odor similar to rotten eggs has been added for your safety. Did you know that failure to call Arizona 811 prior to digging is the leading cause of damage to underground pipelines? Safety is a shared responsibility by everyone involved. You can help by calling UniSource at 1-877-837-4968 or 911 if you see anything out of the ordinary regarding natural gas facilities. If you are planning to build or landscape around your property, you should protect the safety of yourself and others around the work site. Call 811 or visit Arizona811. com at least two working days before you dig to have utility companies mark the location of underground lines. It’s a free service. uesaz.com/gas-safety How to Recognize the Signs of a Natural Gas Leak: Hissing or roaring sound Dirt blowing from the ground Unusual bubbling from a water source If you suspect a gas leak, take action right away. Call 911 and UniSource at 1-877-837-4968 from a safe place. What to Do if You Suspect a Gas Leak If a gas leak is suspected either inside or outside: • Immediately leave the area and warn others to stay away. • Once away from the area, call 911 and UniSource’s 24-hour emergency number at 1-877-837-4968. How to Get Additional Information For more information about natural gas pipelines operating in your area, visit the National Pipeline Mapping System’s website at npms.phmsa.dot.gov. Other resources are available on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s website at phmsa.dot.gov. For safety tips, visit uesaz.com or go to commongroundalliance.com for additional information on safe excavation.