Safety Related Maintenance and Surveys

 

          In keeping the public safe from potential hazards, such as fire or explosion caused by leaks, Claiborne Utilities District is required to perform an annual corrosion control survey. This is a survey of the District's steel piping to help ensure that it is not rusting or corroding, or being damaged by the soil. We perform a gas leakage survey of all schools, churches and other businesses that have large gatherings of people each year. We do a leakage survey of all the gas piping outside around your home every 5 years. Additionally, our employees perform periodic "sniff tests" to ensure that adequate odorate is being added to the Natural Gas. This ensures that a leak can be smelled long before it might become dangerous.