You can use natural gas for many applications, including heat for a detached garage, a pool heater, or a BBQ grill. In these applications, underground piping is often required. Since this piping is beyond the outlet of the gas meter, it falls outside of the utility’s responsibility and must be performed by a contractor or the customer, at the customer’s expense.
The New York State Public Service Commission, however, charges gas utilities with the responsibility to regularly survey customer-owned underground piping for signs of corrosion or leaks. Because of this requirement, Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas has a procedure that must be followed to insure that the gas pipe is installed safely and that it can be located when necessary. You and/or your contractor are encouraged to view the Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas Underground Piping Requirements for more information.