Safety Resources

Electricity runs so much of what we use every day – it’s easy to take it for granted. Natural gas is another important fuel at use in neighborhoods, schools and businesses all around us. Here are the things you, your family, coworkers and neighbors should know about natural gas and electricity that can help keep everyone safe. Plus a few other things to know to guard against illegal activity and scams.

Electric Hazards

If you see a downed power line or other electrical hazards, stay away from the area. The ground around downed or low-hanging power lines as well as surrounding objects such as fences could be energized. Call 911 or MGED immediately at 508-947-3023 to alert us.

Natural Gas Hazards

If you smell an odor of natural gas (whether inside or outside, or if you suspect a leak, leave the area. Don’t touch a switch (on or off) or use a flashlight or phone or car or anything else that could create a spark. When you are in a safe location, call 911 immediately. If you’re not sure, go to a safe, nearby location and call MGED at 508-947-1535 at any time of day. Our crews will come as quickly as possible.