Ohio Valley Gas Corporation
Excess Flow Valve Notification for Residential Customers
As required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), you are hereby
notified that an excess flow valve ("EFV") which meets the minimum
DOT performance standards is available for installation on your natural
gas service line. Please note that such a device is not required for the
normal, safe operation of your service line, but could help to mitigate
the consequences of a service line failure (i.e. break, rupture, etc.).
The use of EFVs has been primarily precipitated by service line incidents caused by accidental digging by excavators. Such incidents account for about 1/3 of the natural gas pipeline incidents in the United States. While the use of an EFV may help to limit the effects/damages of such an incident, the best prevention against such incidents is to ensure that those who may have reason to be excavating on your property call the Indiana Underaround Plant Protection Service (IUPPS) at 1-800-382-5544 BEFORE THEY DIG.
Installation of an EFV
As with any mechanical device, an EFV may malfunction, thereby causing a temporary loss of natural gas service. Should such a malfunction occur within one (1) year of the date of installation, repair or replacement costs will be the responsibility of Ohio Valley Gas. Any need for repair or replacement of an EFV which may occur beyond this one (1) year "warranty" period, will result in time and material charges to the customer of record.
Questions may be addressed to your local Ohio
Valley Gas Office.
Information on district offices:
Connersville | St. Leon | Portland | Tell City | Winchester | Union City | Sullivan
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