Gas Safety Information

Transportation of gas is one of the safest modes of transportation, and in particular, the City of Ellensburg’s system has an enviable safety record. The Gas Division produces and issues many safety related items throughout the year for the general public.

The City of Ellensburg is offering natural gas customers the option to install an excess flow valve (EFV) on the gas line serving their property. The purpose of an EFV is to stop the flow of natural gas in the event of a broken service line.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has useful online information about pipeline safety.

For construction industry safety, the Gas Division is continually addressing excavation issues, minimizing potential damage to its own (and other) utilities, and promoting the “Call Before You Dig” program. The Gas Division also offers free training in natural gas safety. Please, contact us by email or by phone at (509) 962-7124, if you would like to arrange a training seminar.  The Gas Division has free Washington State Dig Law and Industry Best Practices booklets at City Hall or you can click the link for a digital copy.

The following articles provide information about natural gas safety.

Natural Gas Safety

Natural Gas smells like “rotten eggs” for a reason. If you ever smell it please call 911.

The City of Ellensburg has produced a public service announcement to provide further information about natural gas safety.