PORT HURON, Mich., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY today
reminds customers and contractors to avoid piling heavy snow onto gas meters
and pipes when clearing downfalls.
The added weight of snow shoveled or blown onto meters and pipes can cause
stress which can possibly lead to leaks. Also, in an emergency, quick access
to a shutoff valve could be hampered by built-up snow and ice.
Customers with new, high efficiency gas furnaces and direct-vent water
heaters also are reminded that these appliances are vented through the side of
the house, not through the chimney. These vents and surrounding areas also
should be kept free of snow and debris.
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY distributes natural gas to more than 350,000
customers in Michigan and Alaska. It also owns and operates business involved
in natural gas engineering and quality assurance services, pipeline
construction services, propane distribution, intrastate pipelines and natural
gas storage in various regions of the United States. In addition, it provides
information technology and outsourcing services, specializing in the mid-range
SOURCE SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY
Web site: http: //www.semcoenergy.com
CONTACT: Francis R. Lieder of SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, 810-987-2200, ext. 4186, fax, 810-989-4098