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Leak Detection

Natural Gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. We add a distinctive smell to the gas to make it smell like spoiled eggs, so you can easily detect a leak. Report gas leaks immediately, whether indoor or outdoor. Gas can enter a building through walls and openings such as cracks around windows and doors whether or not you are supplied with gas.

If you smell gas, follow these steps:
Leave the building immediately. Do not use telephone or light switches as they may create a spark. Do not light matches or attempt to light your equipment. Do not turn on any electrical appliances. Using a phone outside the building, call our office 24 hours a day/7 days a week. (897-2260) Do not reenter the building or area of the leak until told by officials it is safe to do so.

If you or any member of your family smells gas, LEAVE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY, and call us at 812-897-2260 or call 911 from an area other than the gas leak. Even though natural gas has a very limited range of flammability, you are not equipped to determine whether there has been a dangerous build-up.

Leak Detection - Outdoors
Our underground pipelines are the safest and most-efficient method available for delivering natural gas to your home. Larger lines across the state are clearly marked with signs so you can be aware they're in the area. The lines are designed, installed, tested and maintained to meet every federal, state and industry code and regulation. And they're constantly monitored and inspected to locate and fix potential problems in advance.

If you're near a natural gas pipeline, these tips can help you spot a natural gas leak outdoors:
  • If you see dirt or water blowing into the air, or notice standing water continuously bubbling, there may be a leak. You also can look for discolored vegetation (like brown patches in a green field), or you might notice dry spots in a moist field.
  • If you smell an odor that has the distance smell of rotten eggs, there may be a leak.
  • If you hear a loud roaring or high-pitched hissing sound, there may be a leak.
If you detect a leak outdoors:
  • Leave the area immediately.
  • Call our 24 hour number at 812-897-2260 from somewhere other than the area of the leak or call 911.
  • Alert your friends and neighbors to avoid the area.