Heading Over the (Delaware) River or through the Woods?

Whether you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home, or traveling to spend the holiday with family and friends, you can count on safe, reliable natural gas. Keep yourself and loved ones safe this season by remembering these simple, important tips.

Natural gas has a rotten egg-like odor. If you think you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately then call PGW at (215) 235-1212 at any time.

Report suspected gas theft. The theft of gas is dangerous and should be reported immediately by calling (215) 684-6383. Your call is confidential.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning. You cannot see, smell, or hear carbon monoxide (CO). It’s a colorless, odorless gas. To help prevent CO poisoning, install CO detectors within your home and check them regularly to ensure they’re functioning properly.

Now, go on decking those halls, trimming trees and heading over the river and through the woods. Happy Thanksgiving!



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Smell Gas? Call (215) 235-1212

Natural Gas smells bad on purpose

That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

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Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.