These operations will include the use of a flare stack which could produce a loud noise and result in a tall flame being visible to nearby neighborhoods and businesses.
People in the area also may notice a whistling sound or the smell of natural gas.
Flare stack operation is a controlled process that will be managed and monitored by Piedmont Natural Gas personnel in cooperation with local fire department resources.
These pipeline activities are key to ensuring Piedmont’s safe, reliable service and preserving Piedmont’s commitment to supporting the growth of its communities and meeting the increased demand for natural gas.
As part of the normal communications about these inspections, the company is reaching out to local law enforcement and first responders in the event they receive 911 calls from residents who are not aware that the inspection process is routine, safe, and monitored closely by Piedmont employees and local fire department personnel.