CLGW purchased the Kennett gas system from Associated Natural Gas on December 3, 1984. The system consists of 127 miles of gas pipe line. The gas personnel are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the natural gas system owned by the City of Kennett. Their duties include installing new main extensions, service lines and meter sets, annual inspections of valves and regulators. They investigate and repair gas leaks and respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day.
The Gas Department uses a variety of tools, instruments and equipment to perform their duties such as combustible gas indicators, flame ionization units, line locators, carbon monoxide monitors, pressure gauges and voltmeters.
Ozark Transmission and Texas Eastern are CLGW’s two sources for gas supply. CLGW’s Gas Department falls under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Public Service Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation for safety.
It starts at a location not unlike this where we receive the natural gas from one of two major transmission pipe lines.
When we receive the gas from the transmission pipelines it has no “odor” in it so we use a facility like this to put the “odor” in the natural gas. This is done for the safety of the citizens of Kennett so that any leaks can be detected by anyone that can smell. The only special instrument needed is the human nose.
From the transmission piple lines it is sent out to the distribution system, and then to your home.
This gas meter distributes the gas to your home.