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If you smell natural gas, act fast and call 911 or 662-534-1041!!


PHMSA Environmental Review Notice of Availability

In cooperation with the City of New Albany, Mississippi, the Pipeline and Hazard­ous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), has prepared a Tier 2 Environmental Assessment (EA), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, for the proposed replacement of 3.2 miles of unprotected steel pipeline consisting of outdated materials in Union County, Mississippi.     PHM­SA published a Tier 1 Nationwide EA for the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant Program (NGDISM) on November 9, 2022. The stated purpose of NGDISM is for municipality or community owned utilities to repair, rehabil­itate, or replace its natural gas distribution pipeline system or portions thereof or to acquire equipment to (1) reduce incidents and fatalities and (2) avoid economic loss­es by providing grant opportunities to municipality or community owned utilities. The Tier 1 EA is available at  The Tier 2 EA is available for review and comment on the web at and a copy is available at the New Albany Light, Gas & Water Department building (126 West Main Street,  New Albany, MS) and at the City Clerk office at New Albany City Hall (101 W. Bankhead Street, New Albany, MS). Please submit all comments to: and reference NG­DISM-EA-2023-07 in your response. Pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act, PHMSA has issued a No Adverse Effect finding which is available for review in the Tier 2 EA. Comments on the Tier 2 EA are due by Monday, April 1, 2024.


2-28-2024 NALGW

Call Before You Dig!!

Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.

A new, federally-mandated national “Call Before You Dig” number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. People digging often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked due to concerns about project delays, costs, and previous calls about other projects. These assumptions can be life threatening.

Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees or shrubs. If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs.

Smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Whether you are a homeowner or a professional excavator, one call to 811 gets your underground utility lines marked for FREE!!

What everyone should know about Natural Gas Safety

  • Natural Gas supplies one-third of the nation’s energy.

  • Natural Gas, like all forms of energy and like many other products found in the home, is capable of doing damage and MUST be used properly.

  • Natural Gas has a better safety record than any other form of energy.

  • Natural Gas alone won’t burn or explode…it needs the right amount of air and an ignition source.

  • Natural Gas is NOT poisonous! Carbon Monoxide (co) is usually the cause of “GAS” poisonings reported in the news. Natural Gas contains NO carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can be produced by incomplete combustion of any fuel.

Gas appliances, equipment, and transmission lines are safe and are constantly being tested and improved. However, it is possible through misuse or accident to have a Gas Leak, and Remember—the potential danger from a gas leak is FIRE or EXPLOSION! Your senses can help you to discover a gas leak by Smell, Sight, Touch, and Hearing.

So, if you discover a Gas Leak, As Always…

If you smell the distinctive odor added to gas for safety, investigate, it may only be an unlighted pilot or burner. If the odor is strong indoors or out, be extra careful. Don’t strike a match, turn a light switch on or off, start a car or do anything to cause a spark. Leave immediately and call New Albany Light, Gas & Water or your local police or fire department.

If Yes To Any Questions Below

  • Is there a strong odor?

  • Do you hear gas blowing/leaking?

  • Are you aware of any damage to the gas line?

  • Are you feeling dizzy, faint, or ill?

Do not operate electrical switches, operate light switches, or light matches. Lay down the phone, DO NOT hang up the phone nor use it again. Leave the premises, but be available for our service person. After evacuation, locate to a safe distance beyond the affected structure. Keep a safe look out as you leave the premises. Watch for traffic at street, sidewalks and driveways.

Please follow these simple guidelines and allow New Albany Light, Gas & Water to continue providing you safe, dependable service.

REMEMBER…..Natural gas is not dangerous, but its MISUSE is!

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