Natural gas is colorless and odorless and under government regulations any gas used in a public setting must be odorized. The Bow River Gas Co-op adds odorant (Mercaptan) into the gas in order to give it a very distinctive skunk like smell. This is an early warning system to alert individuals to the potential of a leak.
If you smell or hear a gas leak in your home:
- Do not smoke, light matches, or operate anything electrical that may cause a spark including the lights (flashlights or house switch’s).
- Leave the building immediately, not closing the doors or any windows that may be open.
- If you are able to, turn off your gas meter to prevent more gas from leaking into your home.
- Get to a phone and Call our emergency line at 403-654-2239 to report the gas smell.
If you smell gas outside, you still need to call Bow River Gas to let us know that there is a potential leak.
Bow River Gas Co-op does not charge members for calling and reporting a gas leak.