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Safety Tips for Well Owners

Safety Tips For Land Owners

  • NEVER hook up a natural gas well to your house without adequate equipment. For assistance, contact a well service company.

  • REMEMBER that natural gas straight from a well has NO ODOR. Pipeline gas smells because of an added ingredient.

  • WATCH FOR bubbles in your water which may be caused by gas.

  • NEVER CONFINE gas-contaminated water where the gas can build up to explosive levels, such as in an unvented well house or a washing machine.

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    Division of Mineral Resources
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    Albany NY 12233-6500
    518-402-8056
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