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SMELL GAS. ACT FAST.
and convenient. We cook
with it. Keep warm with it.
Even dry our clothes with
it. Every day, Con Edison
delivers natural gas safely
and reliably to thousands
of homes and businesses
through a network of
Here are some tips to help
everyone stay safe.
you and your family know how to recognize a gas leak and
what to do if you suspect a leak.
SIGNS OF A GAS LEAK
• Smell – A distinctive, strong odor similar to rotten eggs.
• See – A white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water,
blowing dust or vegetation that appears to be dead or dying
for no reason.
• Hear – Roaring, hissing or whistling.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DETECT A GAS LEAK
• Leave immediately and take others with you.
• Do not light a match or smoke, turn appliances or lights on or
• Find a phone away from the area and call 911 or
1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). You can report leaks
• Do not assume someone else will report the condition. Call
even if you are in a public area.
• National Grid customers should call 1-718-643-4050.
• Tell us if there is a problem with your electric service.
• Follow directions from emergency responders who are on site.
BEFORE YOU DIG, CALL 811
There are almost 4,300 miles of underground gas pipelines in our
service area. The slightest scratch, scrape, dent or gouge can
result in a dangerous leak. To protect these pipelines, you must
call the local one-call center at 811 two to ten days before you
charge to you.
For gas safety tips, visit conEd.com/GasSafety.