Well, here it is … Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer. You didn’t think it would ever come, did you? Now that it’s finally here, let’s all make the best of it.

Whether you’re heading down to the Jersey Shore, hiking it up to the Poconos, or staying local to enjoy barbecues and parades, we want you to do it safely. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind as you cook up burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob all summer long

1. Use your nose. Natural gas has a rotten egg-like odor. If you think you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately then call us at (215) 235-1212.

2. Call 8-1-1 before you dig – It’s the law. This free service ensures underground utility lines are marked, preventing damage to service lines and keeping you and your property safe.

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

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Smell Gas? Call (215) 235-1212

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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.