Natural Gas Safety
In its natural state, natural gas is odorless. However, as a safety precaution, MGED adds a chemical to the gas, giving it a distinctive odor that is similar to rotten eggs.
What to Do / Not Do if You Smell Gas
If you smell a strong odor of natural gas in your home:
- Notify everyone in the building to leave immediately
- Call 911 or call MGED at 508-947-1535 from another location - do not use your telephone in an area where you smell gas
- Do not light matches
- Do not turn lights or electrical appliances on or off
- Do not return to your home until an MGED representative tells you it is safe
Keep Your Gas Equipment Safe
Gas Smell Guidance
Read more about what you need to do to recognize potential safety concerns with natural gas below; we provide this information in several languages.