Smell of Gas
Natural gas is one of the safest sources of energy available.
Natural gas is non-toxic, colorless, tasteless, and odorless. A distinctive, pungent odor, similar to rotten eggs, is added so that you can recognize it easily and know if natural gas is escaping.
If you smell gas:
- Move to a safe location.
- Do not smoke, strike a match, use telephones including cell phones, switch on/off appliances, lights or even a flashlight in the area where you smell gas. These items can produce sparks that might ignite the gas and cause an explosion.
- Call Eversource immediately at 877-944-5325 or 911.
- Do not assume that someone else will report the condition.
- Provide the exact location, including cross streets.
- Let us know if digging activities are going on in the area.