Duke Energy, through its vendor, The
Southern Cross Co., will conduct mandatory interior gas meter and line
inspections in area homes and small businesses.
Inspections will take place between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m. and will run through early October.
The inspections maintain compliance with federal pipeline
regulations, and help ensure Duke Energy is able to deliver natural gas to its
customers in a safe and reliable manner.
The Southern Cross Co. will attempt to call customers
approximately one month before inspectors are scheduled to be in an area. If no
one is home when inspectors arrive, a door hanger will be left instructing
customers to call 866-609-9864 to schedule an appointment.
Southern Cross Co. employees will:
photo ID cards at all times
yellow safety vests with their logo
signage on their vehicles identifying the company
Customers may also contact Duke Energy at 800-544-6900 to
verify a contractor's identity.
Duke Energy Ohio's operations provide electric service to
approximately 690,000 customers and natural gas service to approximately