Duke Energy wants to inform the City of work being performed inspecting gas metering equipment and piping located inside buildings in the area. These inspections are required by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and are necessary for safe natural gas pipeline operations. There are two frequencies in which the Inside Piping Inspections need to be performed, an annual cycle and a 3-year cycle. The annual cycle are for those inside gas meters located within a business district and must be inspected within the calendar year, not to exceed 15 months from the previous inspection. The 3-year cycle are for those gas meters located outside of a business district which will be inspected once every 3 years or thirty-six (36) months, not to exceed thirty-nine (39) months of the previous inspection. This is all routine and maintenance. It is not at all related to the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension. 

The inspection involves the gas piping from the building wall to the outlet of the gas meter. The work to be performed will include an inspection of the exposed gas piping and metering equipment for leakage and corrosion. On average, an inspection should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Duke has contracted Southern Cross Inc. to complete these inspections at residences and businesses with inside gas meters. The Southern Cross Inc. technician will be readily identifiable by:

  • Wearing a visible Southern Cross Inc. picture ID on the outside of the uniform; and
  • Having a contact phone number for the customer to call for verification of the Duke Energy Ohio inspection.

Southern Cross Inc. technicians will be driving a Southern Cross Inc. or personal vehicle with a Southern Cross Inc. logo, so that members of the community should not expect to see the technician in a Duke Energy vehicle. 

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