Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 192, the City of Somerset is hereby notifying all natural gas customers of their right to request the installation of an Excess Flow Value (EFV) on existing natural gas service lines. An EFV is a safety device which is installed on natural gas distribution lines. EFV devices are designed to shut off the flow of natural gas automatically if a service line breaks. Therefore, there is potential safety benefits derived from installing an EFV on a service line. If a service line customer makes a request under the above referenced regulation, and the customer’s line is eligible for the installation of an EFV per the regulation, the costs associated with the initial installation, including the cost of the EFV device itself, will be the responsibility of the City of Somerset. However, customers requesting the installation of an EFV should be aware that costs for maintaining and replacing an EFV will be incurred by the customer. When an eligible customer requests an EFV be installed, the City will make every effort to determine potential future costs regarding maintenance or replacement of the EFV to the fullest extent possible.
For more information on whether your service line qualifies for installation of an EFV under current safety regulations, please contact our Natural Gas Department at 606-679-6366.