Smell Gas? Act Fast! It's best to be safe: If you smell gas right now—don't touch or turn off your computer leave the area! After you go some place away from the odor, call 9-1-1.




Local gas providers offer brochures and other helpful resources to help you learn how to keep you and your family even safer. Download them here.

Pipeline Public Awareness Brochure
Download Chesapeake Utilities’ free brochure for important safety information about underground gas pipelines in your community. Written in English and Spanish.

Natural Gas Safety Brochure
Learn the warning signs and steps to take in a natural gas emergency with this free brochure from Washington Gas. Written in English and Spanish.

Damage Prevention Fact Sheets
Washington Gas has two safe digging fact sheets available for FREE download, 811: Call Before You Dig and Pipeline Safety: Transmission & Distribution Lines, as well as several free fact sheets on natural gas safety.

Elkton Gas also has a fact sheet on natural gas pipeline safety which can be downloaded here.

BGE's Natural Gas Safety and Pipeline Safety Brochure
BGE is committed to maintaining a safe and reliable natural gas system and this begins with helping everyone to understand how to live and work safely around natural gas and BGE’s pipelines and facilities in central Maryland. This free brochure covers important natural gas safety information in both English and Spanish.

BGE's Dig Smart Video
Unsafe digging can disrupt critical services to neighborhoods, harm you and those around you and potentially result in penalties and  repair costs.  Please don’t make this mistake.  Learn to “Dig Smart” with BGE's free video guide to safer excavation.  The video is available online in English and Spanish, or you can request a free DVD copy by calling BGE’s damage prevention unit at 410-470-6698.