Indianapolis: Snapshot of natural gas leaks
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- How many leaks: Our readings indicated an average of about one leak for every 200 miles we drove.
- Utility: Citizens Energy Group, a public charitable trust. This structure lets Citizens invest more in infrastructure upgrades. More on this unusual system »
- Pipe materials: Corrosive piping makes up less than 1% of the distribution system.
- What’s notable: Most leaks reported to Citizens are due to pipeline damage from unauthorized digging. Live in Indianapolis? Visit Indiana811.org before you dig.
- Dates mapped: Cars with air sensors took readings in June 2013. This map represents a snapshot in time and may not reflect current leaks due to repairs or other changes.
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Most leaks don’t pose an immediate threat to safety or health, but some can. We have shared this data with Citizens.
If you ever smell gas, or have any reason to suspect a problem, experts say to immediately exit the building or area and call the authorities. For information specific to Citizens, see their safety information.