Natural Gas Awareness
By law, you must call South Dakota One Call at least two working days before digging for any landscape or construction project on your property. Keep in mind that lines have been hit digging fencepost holes, anchoring supports for decks and swing sets, planting trees, removing tree roots and driving landscape stakes into the ground.
Natural Gas is a colorless, odorless non toxic substance. We add an odorant to the gas to warn you in the event of a natural gas leak. Because you may not be able to detect a natural gas leak only by smell, you should also be aware of other ways to spot a leak.
Tell-Tale signs of a leak:
- Unusual blowing or hissing sound
- Dirt or dust blowing from a hole
- Bubbling ponds
- Uncommon dead or discolored vegetation
- Fire involving or in the vicinity of a pipeline
If you notice either one or multiple of these signs, please call the 24 Hour Gas Emergency number immediately (toll-free).
Pipeline markers indicating the presence of an underground facility can be found at places where pipelines cross roads, highways or railways. A marker contains important safety information including:
- The name and phone number of the operator
- The word CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER
- The product being transported
What do I do if I smell the distinctive skunk or rotten eggs odor of natural gas?
- Leave the area immediately!
- DO NOT light a match or use your phone,
- DO NOY operate anything that might create spark or flame.
- DO NOT turn equipment, machinery, or lights on or off.
- Call the Crooks Municipal Gas emergency phone number
- 1-888-214-7225 from a safe distance away. Calls can be made 24/7
Numbers to remember!
24 Hour Gas Emergency
Call before you dig…….
It’s the law!
In South Dakota
Outside South Dakota