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' 6 HIDALGO COUNTYHERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010 NOTICE TO GAS CUSTOMERS The City of Lordsburg's Utility Department serves natural gas to its customers through pipelines in all streets,' alleys and other rights of ways in the City. This gas is transported through a high ressure naturalgas line entering the City at the Texas-New Mexico Power Plant. As a gas utility, the City is required by state pipeline safety regulations to inform its Customers and the public how they may recognizea natural gas emergency for the purpose of reporting it to the City. BURIED GAS LINE CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! Pursuant to New Mexico State Law, any person engaged in excavation activities in any area is required to call"New Mexico One Call" at 811 or 1-800-321-2537 48 hours prior to digging. Gas utility lines will be located and marked free of charge in the area of excavation. For emergency excavations, lines will be located within 2 hours. Pipelines carry both gaseous and liquid materials. Many liquids form gaseous vapor clouds when released into the air. Many pipelines contain colorless and odorless products. Pipeline gases are lighter than air and will rise. Other heavier than-air gases and liquids will stay near the ground and collect in low spots. All petroleum gases and liquids are flammable: Any pipeline leak can be potentially dangerous. Recognize a pipeline leak by: LOOKING - a pool of liquid on the ground, a white cloud or fog, persistent bubbling in standing water, or discolored vegetation are signs of possible leaks around the pipeline; LISTENING - listen for any unusual noise like a hissing *or roaring sound; SMELLING . Notice any unusual odor. If you suspect aleak - turn off and abandon equipment, leavethe area quickly. Warn others to stay away, seek the aid of local authorities, and notify the City of Lordsburg,s Utility Department immediately at 575-542-3421, or call 9il, or the fire and police authorities directly at 575-542-8828. If you are a public safety official take whatever steps you deem necessary to safeguard the public in the event of a pipeline emergency. Secure the area around the leak to a safe distance. This could include the evacuation of people from homes, businesses, schools, and other locations, as well as the erection of barricades to control access to the emergency site and similar precautions, if the pipeline leak is not burning, take steps to prevent ignition. This includes prohibiting smoking, rerouting traffic and shutting off the electricity, if the pipeline leak is burning, try toprevent the spread of fire" but do not attempt to extinguish it. Burning petroleum products will not explode. if the fire is extinguished, gas or vapor will collect and could explode when reignited by secondary fires. Contac the City of Lordsburg's Utility Department as quickly as possible. Or if a pipeline marker sign is near it will show the pipeline company's name, emergency telephone number and pipeline content. if you cause what seems to be onlyminor damage to pipeline, notify the City of Lordsburg's Utility Department at 575.542.3421 immediately. Any gouge, scrape, dent or crease to the pipeline or coating may cause future breaks or leaks and is imperative the City Utility Department inspects and repairs any damage to the line. NOTICIA A LOS CLIENTES DE GAS NATURAL La City of Lordsburg's Utility Department proporciona servicio degas natura/a sus clientes por tuberias in toda ias calles,callejuelas y otros derechos via publico en la ciudad,' El gas es transportado de paso por tuberias de alto presion entrando a la ciudad por la planta de Texas-New Mexico Power. En esta sistema de gas, la cuidad es requerir por las regulares del estado a informar a sus clientes y al publco como pueden reconocer una emergencia de gas natural con intencions de reporter un escape en una tuberia a la ciudad. Llame antes de excavar. Por la ley del estada de nuevo mexico, cualquier persona que hace actividades de excavando debede llamar "One CaiiSystems de Nuevo Mexico" al 811, o 1-800-321-2537, por Io menos 48 horas antes de excavar. Lineas de gas estaran marquados gratis por un represente en la area de excavacion. En una emergencia de excavacion, ias iineas seran marquados entre 2 horas. Las tuberias conducen gases y liquidos. Muchos liquidos forman nubes de vapor al contacto con el aire. Muchas tuberias contienen productos incolors e inodoros. Algunos gases en las tuberias son mas ligeros que el aire y van hacia arriba. Otros gases y liquidos que son mas pesados que el aire se mantienen cerca del suelo y se acumulan en zonas bajas. Todos los gases y liquidos del petroleo son inflamables. Todo escape de una tuberia puede ser peligroso. Puede reconocer un escape de un tuberia : MIRE -los indicious de un possible escape en las cercanias de la tuberia incluyen un charco de liquido en el suelo, una nube o neblina Bianca, burbujas persistentes en agua estancada o vegetacion descolorida. ESCUCHE - este atento a cualquier sonido e'xtrano, tal como un siseo o un rugido. HUELA - este atento a cuaiquier olor raro. Si Usted sospecha que existe un escape - apaque y abandone el equipo, retirese del area immediatamente, avise a las otras personas, procure la asistencia de las autoridades locales y notifique immediatamente a City of Lordsburg 's Utility Departmental 575-542-3421, o al 911, o Ilame a los bomberos o la policia local directamenta al 575-542- 8828. Si Usted es un oficial de seguridad publica debe tomar las medidas necesarias para proteger al publico en caso de una emergencia relacionada a una tubercia. Asequre el area alrededor del escape hasta una distancia segura. Esto podrii incluir la evacuacion de la gente de los hogares, los negocios, las escuelas, y otros lugares tambien, la instalacion de barreras para controlar el acceso a la zona de emergencia y otras rprecauciones similares. Si el escape de la tuberia no esta ardiendo, tome las medidas, necesarias para evitar la conmbustion. Esto incluye prohibir fumar, desviar el transito y cortar las fuentas de electricidad. Si el escape de la tuberia esta ardiendo, trate de prevenir la propagacion del fuego pero no trate de extinguirlo. Los productos del petroleo en combustion no explotan. Si se extingue el fuego, puede haber una acumulacion de gas o vapor y estos pueden explotar si un fuego secundario causara su combustion. Comunicquese conCity of Lordsburg's Utility Department immediatamente o si a tuberia esta marcardo va muetra el nombre de la compania, el telefono de emergenci a, y el contenido de la tuberia. Si usted esta excavando y dana una tuberia o cause Io que parece ser solo un dano menor , notifique immediatamente a City of Lordsbur's Utility Department al 575-542-3421. Cualquier incision, raspadura, abolladura, o plieque que se ocasione a la tuberia o al revestimiento puede provocar una futura rotura o escape yes imprescindible que el City Utility Department inspeccione y repare la tuberia cualquier dano a la misma. "t..