Gas technicians conduct leak survey

Gas technicians conduct leak survey

A gas technician checks for natural gas leaks.

Rock Energy Cooperative is conducting its maintenance and corrosion/leak survey through June to ensure the safe and efficient distribution of natural gas to members.

Every year, natural gas technicians survey a third of residential buildings in the co-op’s service territory and all public buildings. This is just one of the surveys that help Rock Energy maintain a safe and reliable natural gas system.

During the survey, technicians check for natural gas leaks in neighborhoods and inspect the gas meter and equipment on the member’s property. They also make sure that all member piping is up to code.

Technicians look for tilted meter sets, obstructions to meters, corrosion on equipment, and any other item that might be detrimental to the safe operation of the natural gas system. Any repairs that need to be made are documented so they can be added to the maintenance schedule.

This year’s survey covers the areas north of Prairie Hill Road and west of Dorr Road in South Beloit and south of Prairie Hill Road and east of Dorr Road in Rockton. All public buildings in the co-op’s service territory also will be checked.

Rock Energy works diligently throughout the year to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the natural gas system. The surveys help the co-op know what items need to be addressed.

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