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City/Consumer Reponsibilities

The City of Buford Gas Department is responsible for maintaining the gas lines that deliver natural gas to the meter at your home. You are responsible for maintaining the gas lines from the meter to the natural gas-burning appliances throughout your home. Don't forget that you may have gas lines extending to yard lights, grills, pool heaters, and garage or workshop heaters that are the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain.

Most meters are set close to the house. The City of Buford maintains the gas lines from the street to the meter and only monitors the visible piping from the meter to the house for corrosion and leaks.Maintenance of that piping is the homeowner’s responsibility.

Any natural gas piping not monitored by the City of Buford Gas Dept. should be inspected annually for leaks with metal piping monitored for corrosion. If gas lines become corroded or leak, you could have a potentially dangerous and costly situation.

To have your pipes inspected by a trained technician, contact an HVAC contractor.

Gas Responsibility