If you detect a gas odor anywhere, leave the area and call the
City of Brenham Public Utilities office at 979-337-7400 any time, 24 hours a day.
Ande Bostain - Gas Superintendent - Office: 979-337-7416
Natural Gas is:
- Colorless and Odorless (the gas odor is added)
- Lighter than Air
- Non-toxic and Non-poisonous
Natural gas is delivered to the city's main gate station at a pressure of over 600 psi. The pressure is reduced to approximately 400 psi and an odorant is added for safety purposes. The gas is transported to the city's two other "gate" stations where the pressure is reduced to 60 psi or less. The gas is then distributed through a system of mains ranging in size from 1-1/4 inches to 6 inches in diameter and is delivered to homes and business at pressures from 4 oz. to several pounds.
The Gas Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of 122 miles of gas mains and serves more than 4,100 customers. The gas department is dedicated to gas system safety. The City of Brenham Gas Department has consistently been rewarded for its "excellent" performance rating. In January 2019 the department was awarded its '100' performance rating by the Texas Municipal League's Intergovernmental Risk Pool demonstrating the City's commitment to safety and efficiency. The utility has earned a '99' or better since 2004, with 9 '100' ratings.
BEFORE YOU DIG - DIAL 811. IT'S THE LAW!!!
Color codes for Utilities Markings
- Water Blue
- Sewer Green
- Gas Yellow
- Electric Red
Digging can be dangerous. There are buried utilities throughout the city. Hitting a utility line can be both dangerous and costly. Without knowing the locations of the buried utilities, you jeopardize your safety as well as others and the inconvenience of being without the service.
Before beginning any project that requires you to move earth, DIAL 811. This is a free service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The locate center will contact the city and the utility departments will mark their lines within 2 business days. Wait the required time - at least 2 business days. Once lines are marked, dig with care and dig safely by hand-digging within 18 inches of any marking.