Duke Energy to Perform Routine Gas Leak Inspections at Each Property
GOLF MANOR (10/21/2019) – Residents will or have received a letter from Duke Energy regarding gas line inspections to be performed at each residential property in the Village of Golf Manor. Their letter states that Duke Energy is focused on providing customers with safe, reliable and efficient natural gas service. See the letter above.
Leak and corrosion inspections are performed in Ohio and Kentucky. The inspections are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and are necessary for safe natural gas pipeline operations.
There is no cost to you associated with these inspections.
Duke Energy has partnered with Southern Cross to complete these inspections at residences and businesses with inside natural gas meters. Southern Cross technicians will be readily identifiable by:
- Wearing visible Southern Cross picture identification on the outside of their uniforms
- Having a contact phone number for the customer to call for verification
- Driving a vehicle marked with a Southern Cross logo, not a Duke Energy logo
To complete this inspection, they will need access to the natural gas meter and associated piping from where this equipment enters the premises to the natural gas meter. They will also need the Duke Energy natural gas customer or a designated adult representative to be present at the premises to provide the inspection crew with the needed access.
If your inside metering equipment requires an inspection, you will receive a letter, door hanger and/or phone call requesting an appointment for the inspection.
How the inspection is performed:
- Typically, an inspection takes 10 minutes to complete.
- A certified contractor from Southern Cross enters the building and inspects Duke Energy-owned exposed natural gas piping and metering equipment for leakage and corrosion.
- The inspector may paint exposed piping up to the outlet of the meter, if required.