Customers who own buried piping must be made aware of the following:
- TECO Peoples Gas does not own or maintain the customer's buried piping; and
- Buried piping that is not maintained may be subject to corrosion and/or leakage.
Most customer-owned piping is designed, permitted, installed, and inspected in accordance with local building codes. Florida's soil conditions corrode metallic piping and over time could result in leakage.
The best way to avoid this potential hazard is to periodically inspect underground piping and repair any unsafe conditions.
Licensed plumbers and air conditioning contractors can conduct inspections.