Natural Gas Awareness & Safety

Excess Flow Valve Notification for Residential Customers

 As required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), you are hereby notified that an excess flow valve (EFV) which meets the minimum DOT performance standards is available for installation on your natural gas service line.


 Safety Benefits

  An EFV is a safety device that is designed to automatically stop the flow of natural gas when (if) the flow of gas through the device exceeds a pre-determined rate due to a rupture or break in the downstream piping. The EFV is normally installed at (near) the service line's connection to the gas distribution main (in many cases,  near  the street), and protects against the dangers associated with an uncontrolled escape of natural gas.

  It should be noted that these devices generally do not protect against slow leaks such as those caused by corrosion, loose fittings, or leaks beyond the gas meter (house piping).


Installation of an EFV

  If you would like to have an EFV installed, simply call Fountain Inn Natural Gas at 864-862-0042 to request to have an installation estimate for the EFV. The EFV valve will be installed within 60 days from the day of the request.

  Should you have any more questions, please give as a call at 864-862-0042.