An Excess Flow Valve (EFV) is a safety device that can be installed on your natural gas service line (the underground line that runs from the main line to the meter). They are designed to shut off or significantly reduce the flow of natural gas when a service line becomes damaged. When activated, the valve may prevent the buildup of natural gas and lessen the possibility of a natural gas fire, explosion, personal injury, and/or property damage.
We install excess flow valves (EFV) on all new or replaced service lines meeting certain design requirements. As a safety enhancement to our members who have service lines installed prior to 2010, we can install an EFV at the member’s request for $750, to be paid by the member. Members may be responsible for future EFV maintenance and replacement costs, which are unknown at this time. In some instances, excess flow valves cannot be installed due to operating characteristics and limitations. Each situation will be evaluated upon request.
If you would like additional information on our EFV installation program contact us at 740-344-2102 and ask to speak with someone about our excess flow valve program. We can work with you to understand the EFV installation requirements and determine if the installation is right for your home.