Did you know natural gas pipelines are the safest energy transportation system in the United States? We ask for your help in keeping them safe.
Which Pipes are Your Responsiblity?
It is your responsibility to maintain and let us know about any gas lines that begin at the outlet of the gas meter and extend either above or below ground on your property. Buried gas lines need special attention because they can corrode or leak if not properly maintained. Here are a few examples:
- Outside gas lighting
- Gas heaters for pool or hot tub
- Natural gas barbecue
- Gas-fired generators
- Detached building with gas appliance(s)
To properly care for a buried pipe, we recommend you periodically hire a professional plumbing/heating contractor or leak survey and corrosion expert. If unsafe conditions are found, you should have the pipeline repaired immediately.
National Grid Meter Inspections
National Grid is now required by the New York State Public Service Commission to preform periodic leak surveys and corrosion inspections on all meters – even those located indoors. These inspections are performed by Premier, a licensed National Grid contractor, at no cost to our customers. We will reach out to you to schedule the inspection, or you can schedule a time that works best for you by calling Premier at