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Natural Gas Leak

Natural gas can explode when exposed to a flame or sparks which may result in a rather dangerous situation on campus. It is important to report any suspected gas leaks immediately.

If you smell a gas odor, or if a gas monitor alarm sounds:

  • Call the University Police Department at 688-5117 or 111 (from an on campus phone), or if residing off campus, call 911, and give the Dispatcher the location of the odor.
  • Warn others in the immediate area.
  • Evacuate and secure the area.
  • Meet with and assist emergency response personnel.

If there is a major leak such as a pipeline break:

  • Call the University Police Department at 688-5117 or 111 (from an on campus phone), or if residing off campus, call 911, and give the dispatcher your name, the location of the odor and related information.
  • Initiate an evacuation of the building or if outside, isolate the area. Move to a distance of no less than 500 feet from the leak area.
  • Warn others in the immediate area.
  • Prevent any source of ignition (cigarettes, electrical equipment, etc.).
  • Meet with and assist emergency response personnel.
  • Do not re-enter the building or outside area until cleared by authorized personnel.