When service damage occurs, it's important to understand who is responsible for the repair. Distinguish between areas owned by BGE and areas owned by the customer.
The information below distinguishes between equipment owned by BGE and equipment owned by the customer or property owner.
BGE will reinstall the customer's overhead service drop to the original point of attachment of the building. The customer is responsible for any repair to their service entrance cable (line side and load side)
BGE ensures reliable and safe gas service to our customers. We rely on our customers to understand what they can do in order to maintain the areas that they are responsible for and to stay safe around natural gas.
BGE owns all pipes, underground and above ground, up to and including the gas meter. Indoor meters may be located in garages, basements or other indoor locations. Customers own and maintain all above ground and buried pipe after the meter, and their gas appliances.
Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) is a flexible, stainless steel pipe used to supply natural gas in residential, commercial and industrial structures. CSST is often coated with a yellow or black exterior plastic coating.
If you have CSST in your home or business after the gas meter, we recommend that you contact a licensed electrician to ensure piping after the gas meter is bonded and grounded properly. BGE does not provide an inspection service for CSST installations. If you are unsure if your property contains CSST, contact a qualified contractor to obtain a professional inspection.
Many gas appliances have open burners. Older models also have pilot lights that burn continuously. It is very important to keep the area around your gas appliances clear of all flammable objects and substances, including but not limited to gasoline and other fuel containers, paints, adhesives, cleaning solvents and oily rags, all of which create a fire hazard. Also make sure to not use or store flammable products in the same room or area where a gas-powered water heater or any other gas appliance is installed.
For more information on natural gas safety, please visit our
Natural Gas Safety page