Gas Publication

 

Dear Natural Gas Customer,

 

Excess Flow Valves (EFV’s) are mechanical shut-off devices that can be installed in the gas pipe running to the gas meter at your property (the “service line”). An EFV is designed to stop the flow of gas if the service line is broken, for example, by an excavation accident. Stopping the flow of gas from a broken service line significantly reduces the risk of natural gas fire, explosion, personal injury and/or property damage.

EFV’s are not designed to close if a leak occurs beyond the gas meter (on house piping or appliances). EFV’s also may not close if the leak on the service line is small.

EFV’s are currently required for all new or replaced gas service lines serving single family residences.

You, as an existing customer, have the right to request the installation of an EFV on your existing service line if one is not already installed. A representative of the gas department will come to your location and assess your service line to determine if the installation is possible. Should you decide to have an EFV installed, we will install the EFV and repair your yard for $500.

If you would like to have a representative inspect your gas services to see if you are a candidate for having an EFV installed, please call our office at: (662) 893-5209.

 

Respectfully,

 

Barry Looney

Gas Dept. Manager

City of Olive Branch Public Works

Public Works FAQ

How safe is the natural gas pipe line?

  • Answer: Underground natural gas pipelines are the safest mode of energy transportation.

How would I know if I have a gas leak inside my home?

  • Answer: Natural gas is odorless, tasteless and colorless. City of Olive Branch adds an odorant that is called mercaptan that is very recognizable to smell.

What do I do if I have a gas leak inside my home?

  • Answer: Do no operate electric switches. Do not use home telephone. Evacuate immediately to a safe distance, then use cell phone or neighbors phone to make the emergency call, 662-893-5209 or 911.

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Special Links

Here are some links to items of special interest, related to Public Works.

Special Interest Publications

To receive either of the following two publications, call 1-703-548-5473, or email Special Interest Publications.

  • Clean Water in Your Watershed: A Citizens Guide to Watershed Protection
  • HANDLE WITH CARE: Your Guide to Preventing Water Pollution

Water & Sewer

Water Division

The Water Division operates and maintains eight Water Treatment Plants that produces 4,396,781 gallons of safe potable water per day and a Distribution System that serves 15,905 customers on a daily basis.

Services Provided

  • Collecting daily samples to ensure water quality.
  • Maintenance and operation of City well sites.
  • Maintenance of water distribution lines.
  • Flushing water lines and fire hydrants.
  • Repairing leaks.
  • Line locates for contractors.
  • Installation of new meters.
  • Replacement of malfunctioning or damaged meters.

Sewer Division

The Sewer Division also maintains the Sewer Collection System in the City of Olive Branch, which serves 13,396 customers.

Services Provided

  • Maintaining 78 Sewer Pump Stations located throughout the City.
  • Cameraing of sewer lines to locate and identify problems.
  • Repairing and cleaning main sewer lines.
  • Installing new sewer service where needed.

Contact Information

Stephen Johnson, Water/Wastewater Superintendent

662-893-5200 Ext 207

steve.johnson@obms.us

Other Contacts

Emergencies

662-895-4111

Questions

662-893-5249

Water Line Location

800-227-6477

Streets & Sanitation

The Street Division, under the direction of Superintendent Mark Tate, and the Sanitation Division, under the direction of Superintendent Justin Rose, and their respective teams of employees repair streets, sidewalks, and drainage structures, clean catch basins and streams of debris, pickup leaves, limbs, brush, yard waste, bulky trash, and appliances at curbside. These Departments also maintain street right-of-ways and other City property, and a myriad of other jobs not covered within other City departments.

Contact Information

Mark Tate

Superintendent, Street Services

662-895-4335

mark.tate@obms.us

Justin Rose

Superintendent, Sanitation & Drainage Services

662-895-4335 Ext 212

justin.rose@obms.us

Services Provided

Appliance Collection

The City provides curbside pickup of appliances on Fridays only. You must call Public Works @ 662-893-5209 in advance and notify us to pick up your appliances. Appliances must be curbside by 7:00AM. Refrigerators or any appliance containing Freon must have the Freon removed by a licensed technician to obtain a label indicating such, and the doors must be removed. The landfill will not accept appliances without said label.

Leaf Collection

The City provides curbside pickup of loose leaves from the first of November through the end of March. This is a service that Public Works provides as a courtesy; however, the city ordinance states that leaves should be bagged. This keeps our storm sewers clear of debris which helps to alleviate storm-water from backing up on properties. Leaves should be placed in the yard next to curb or street. Bagged leaves are picked up year round. Leaves should be separated from other debris.

Limbs and Heavy Brush Collection

The City provides curbside pickup of limbs. Limbs should be no longer than four (4) feet and no bigger than four (4) inches in diameter. Heavy brush will be picked up as time permits, at least monthly. City personnel will pickup trees cut by property owners if they are cut to manageable dimensions and placed by the curb or street. The tradesmen or property owner shall remove all trees cut by a hired tradesman.

Mosquito Control

The City has a program that includes spraying to control mosquitoes on a weekly basis during the active mosquito season.

Street Maintenance

Traffic-related services are supported, including right-of-way and roadside maintenance, pot holes, street repairs, and traffic signs and marking installation and maintenance. If you need any of these services please call 662-895-4335 during normal business hours.

Miscellaneous Curb Pick-up

The City provides curbside pickup of miscellaneous items such as old furniture or carpet if you live in the city limits. Each subdivision has a designated pick-up date; however, there are times when the route runs behind due to holidays, etc. Please call Public Works to request a pick-up. The City’s rubbish collection trucks cannot pick up anything with glass but the landfill will accept such items from residents. The trucks CANNOT take the following waste to the landfill: Hazardous waste items, plastic bottles nor buckets, paint containers, household trash, nor any container that would hold water.

Natural Gas

The Natural Gas Divisions serves customers in Olive Branch, Eastern Desoto County, and Western Marshall County.

Mission

The mission of the Gas Division is to provide uninterrupted natural gas service safely and efficiently, to serve our customers in a courteous and timely manner, and to excel in the pursuit of a safe environment for the citizens of Olive Branch.

Services Provided

  • Residential and commercial natural gas.
  • 24-Hour emergency service – nights, weekends, and holidays call 662-895-4111.
  • Natural gas line location. If you are going to be excavating in your yard or within utility easements, please contact the MISSISSIPPI ONE-CALL SYSTEM at 1-800-227-6477 for free utility line location within 48 hours.

Contact Information

Barry Looney

Manager, Gas Services

662-893-5208

blooney@obms.us

Other Contacts

Emergencies

662-893-5208

Questions

662-893-5209

Gas Line Location

800-227-6477

Note from Gas Manager

As the manager of the Gas Department, I see that all gas department employees are highly qualified at whatever they do. We work hard each day for your Public Safety.

Sincerely,

Barry Looney

Gas Manager

Ordinance & Regulations

Municode is provided by the City of Olive Branch for the convenience of the public and for general informational purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure that Municode is as accurate as possible. However, reformatting of Ordinances by Municode editors may result in text variations when comparing the versions found online with the official Ordinances adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Official research should include accessing the minutes of the meetings of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Olive Branch, on file in the City Clerk’s office. In the event of any discrepancy, Ordinances on file with the City Clerk shall control.

Please contact the City Clerk for more information.

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Contact Us

  • 662-892-9200
  • City of Olive Branch, MS
    9200 Pigeon Roost
    Olive Branch, MS 38654

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