The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Saftey Administration has issued a new regulation that requires Jasonville Utilities to offer an Excess Flow Valve (EFV) to it’s customers. An Excess Flow Valve is an extra safety device that can be installed in a service line providing natural gas to the meter. The main purpose of the EFV is to reduce the risk of a release of natural gas caused by excavation damage to the service line between the point of connection to the main and the meter. An Excess Flow Valve will not prevent or stop leaks that might occur downstream of the meter. Not every service can accommodate an EFV.
The installation of an EFV is not a requirement for existing natual gas service lines, however, at the request of a Jasonville Utilities customer, one may be installed. The installation of an EFV would take one dayand would require the excavation of the service line at the connections to the main line. If you would like to have an EFV installed in your service line, the cost you must pay is $200. This includes all labor, equipment and materials, but does not include the restoration of grounds disturbed by the excavation. It is not likely, but it is possible that future maintenance or replacement of the EFV might be necessary and could result in additional charges.
If you would like to have an EFV installed or have any questions, please call our office at 812-665-3285 or 812-665-2680.
[Effective August 2017]