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SENSIBLE WORDS About Natural Gas Natural gas leaks are rare. But they can happen. Your senses will alert you if a leak occurs. Sight Escaping gas affects the nutrients in soil, so discolored soil or dead vegetation near a pipeline may indicate a leak. Dirt or water blowing up from the ground may indicate a natural gas leak. Sound - Natural gas leaks may make a hissing or a high-pitched whistling noise. Noises will vary based on the line pressure. Smell A strong odor of natural gas can indicate unburned fuel in the air Because the gas is odorless, a sulfur based odorant is added to give it a rotten- egg smell that warns of its presence. Be alert for this odorant or any petroleum smell If you believe a natural gas leak is occurring, leave the area im mediately and notify Peoples by calling 1.800.400.4271 or dial If you plan excavation work, remember to contact the Pennsylvania One Call System at least three business days before digging to have our facilities located. Dial 811 Call before you dig-it's the law. PEOPLES MAKING YOUR LIFE BETTER