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The goal of City of Walsenburg Natural Gas Department is to provide reliable and safe natural gas service to our customers and ensure the safety of people residing or working near our natural gas facilities. We are committed to enhanced Public Awareness as an essential component of our natural gas safety program.
After Hour, Weekend, or Holiday Emergencies - Contact Dispatch at 719-738-1044
Billing and New Services - For questions on billing or new gas service, visit the Utility and Billing Department page or call 719-738-1240.
Call 811 BEFORE You Dig! or visit http://call811.com
Electric power lines, natural gas pipelines, communications lines, and other utility services could be within a few feet of the surface. For homeowners, excavating in your yard poses some risk so whether you are grading, installing sprinklers, or planting a tree we encourage you to Call 811 at least 2 days before you start any digging project. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.
Smell Gas? Report a Leak! - call the city of Walsenburg gas department at 719-738-1240 during business hours or 719-738-1044 after working hours and holidays.
In its purest form natural gas is colorless, shapeless and odorless but natural gas providers add a chemical with a distinctive rotten eggs like odor to make it easier for consumers to detect leaks. Other indications of a leak may include a hissing sound dirt being blown or thrown into the air and dead grass or a dry spot in a moist field.
For most consumers however, smelling the gas isn't the problem it's what to do next. Please follow these simple rules if you suspect a gas leak
Gas Department Superintendent
Gas Department Crewmembers
The City of Walsenburg owns its own Natural Gas Distribution System operated as the Walsenburg Natural Gas Enterprise and the City can provide Natural Gas at reasonable rates to anyone within the city limits or anyone along the distribution system.
We have incentives for new customers (Ordinance No. 1115). More information is available at our Utility and Billing Department page.
Natural Gas is purchased from Colorado Interstate Gas and provided through a city owned system to customers within the service area. The cost of services and operations is financed through gas distribution fees and gas supply charges generated by the utility. TABOR limits transfers into the enterprise from other sources. The City has adopted a PILT that requires the enterprise to transfer a percentage of profits to be used for the general benefit of the City.
Walsenburg owns its own natural gas distribution system serving approximately 1400 customers. The system consists of over 70 miles of distribution lines along with the numerous metering and regulator stations.
Gas is transmitted from Trinidad via a 33 mile long high pressure distribution line with 22 taps including providing gas service to the Town of Aguilar.
Within the City there are 28 miles of Steel Distribution Line and 10 miles of Polyethylene Distribution Line. The City of Walsenburg gas system is composed of Tar-Coat and XTRU coated steel, and DriscoPlex® PE 2406 Medium Density polyethylene
High Pressure Distribution - Replacement of the transmission line, including possible rerouting to expand service area
Gas Meters - Replacing all old gas meters with new technology
New Service - Extension of gas to newly annexed areas and new customers
Operations and Maintenance Manual (O&M)
The Walsenburg Natural Gas Department Operations and Maintenance Manual represents the general policy and intent of the City of Walsenburg for compliance with the requirements of minimum Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations, 49 CFR, Parts 191 & 192.
Ordinance No.1115 Free Gas Service
811 call before you dig memo
Door Hanger 2018
Excavator Notification Letter
Customer Owned Service Line Notification Letter
2018 EFV Notification Letter
DORA - Pipeline Safety Program
Colorado PUC - Gas Rules
PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations, 49 CFR
PART 191—TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL AND OTHER GAS BY PIPELINE; ANNUAL REPORTS, INCIDENT REPORTS, AND SAFETY-RELATED CONDITION REPORTS
PART 192—TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL AND OTHER GAS BY PIPELINE: MINIMUM FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS