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Staying Safe Outside


Because natural gas is transported via a network of underground pipes, it is often out-of-sight-out-of-mind. Jackson Energy Authority reminds customers that it’s very important to remember the following safety tips to ensure your safety around natural gas outside.

Pipeline Markers Pipeline Markers

Because natural gas is transported through an underground pipeline system, it’s important have an awareness of markers for the pipelines in our community.

Excess Flow Valve Excess Flow Valve

When the natural gas flow exceeds certain limits, excess flow valves installed on your natural gas service line can stop the flow, providing safety benefits.

Carbon Monoxide Carbon Monoxide

With its odorless, colorless, tasteless and non-irritating properties, Carbon Monoxide can be dangerous. Know the signs of CO poisoning to prevent harm.

Portable Generators Portable Generators

During emergencies or natural disasters, safety for crews and customers is our highest concern. Portable generators, if used improperly, can cause hazardous conditions.

How to Shut Off Gas at the Meter How to Shut Off Gas at the Meter

In the event of an emergency such as post-natural disaster or gas escaping from pipes, it’s important to know how to shut off gas at the meter.

Meter Obstructions & Tampering Meter Obstructions & Tampering

The utility meters on your property are vital to measuring your energy use. Keeping them free of obstructions and intentional interference allows for accurate readings.

Crews & Worksites Crews & Worksites

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, roadway crashes are the leading cause of occupational fatalities. Heed the safe zone and move over when approaching utility crews.