The following are services provided by Gas Distribution:
Gas Emergency Services
The Gas Utility responds to emergencies involving gas line hits, gas odour, carbon monoxide and Gas Utility system outage calls 24 hours per day. Please call the Gas Utility Customer Service Office for assistance in handling any gas emergency at 403.529.8191 or 1.866.248.8838.
Gas Distribution does not service or repair customer equipment. For problems relating to the operation of gas appliances, please contact a gas fitter. A listing of gas fitting professionals can be found in the Yellow Pages of the telephone book.
To have your City of Medicine Hat Utility services located before you dig please call:
- Water & Sewer: 403.529.8176
- Gas: 1.800.242.3447 Alberta One-Call (No Charge Dial)
- Electric: 1.800.242.3447 Alberta One-Call (No Charge Dial)
City of Medicine Hat line locates are completed within two working days. It is up to you to contact all other utilities in the area not listed above. Go to the Alberta One-Call website to submit your locate request.
- Call Before You Dig (PDF of brochure)
- Further information on landscaping around gas mains click here.
Keep Gas Lines and Gas Meters clear of all obstructions
- Keep Gas Lines and Gas Meters in the Clear! (PDF of Information Handout Card)
When building or renovating your home, yard or business, please do not to build around or over gas meters or gas lines and do not move them
This includes small construction projects such as small decks, sheds or window overhangs that may not require building permits
If you aren’t sure, call and ask the general inquiry line with any questions about your renovation or building project – 403.529.8190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gas Meter Testing and Inspection
Periodic testing of gas meters is government regulated and is completed by Gas Distribution customer service personnel. Affected customers are given an advance notice of an appointment to minimize the service interruption.
Some older homes have a service regulator indoors. These are inspected once every three years by Gas Distribution staff. There is no charge to the homeowner for this service.
The City of Medicine Hat conducts regular line and meter leak surveys throughout the city
Employees and contracted inspectors wearing authorized City of Medicine Hat identification are authorized to enter yards to conduct these leak surveys and take photos of City-owned meters.
You may ask to see ID if you are home when they visit. If they cannot access your yard when your neighbourhood is being inspected, they will contact you or leave a door hanger asking to inspect your meter.
Gas Service Requirements
To learn more about Gas Service Requirements, click the link below: