How does natural gas move into the home?
Service lines distribute natural gas from the main line into a home or business. A service line is all piping, including associated metering and pressure reducing equipment, that transports gas below grade from a gas main to the outlet flange of the meter assembly located adjacent to the wall of a Customer’s building. Gas becomes the property of the customer when the gas passes through the customer’s gas meter. Gas then travels to equipment and appliances through customer owned piping installed by a licensed natural gas service contractor. Customers are responsible for the upkeep of their piping after the meter.
A normal delivery pressure for natural gas within a household piping system is under ¼ pound (8”w.c.).