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.
Gas Dept. Manager
City of Olive Branch Public Works
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
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.
- 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.
The Sewer Division also maintains the Sewer Collection System in the City of Olive Branch, which serves 13,396 customers.
- 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.
Manager, Water and Wastewater
Water Line Location
The Street and Sanitation Division, under the direction of Superintendent Mark Tate, includes a team of 18 employees who 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. This Department also maintains street right-of-ways and other City property, and a myriad of other jobs not covered within other City departments.
Manager, Street Services
A Contractor, BFI, picks up recyclables on the same day as your household garbage. The City provides a special blue bin to be placed curbside for your convenience. A complete list of recyclable items is presented below. Just place the blue bin curbside the same time as your household garbage cart.
Materials to be collected:
- Pet plastic #1 and HDPE #2 plastic
- Brown, green, and clear glass
- Aluminum cans
- Newsprint (including supplements), junk mail, and magazines
- Cardboard (up to 2-foot by 4-foot pieces)
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.
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. Limbs will normally be chipped curbside and hauled away. 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.
The City has a program that includes spraying to control mosquitoes on a weekly basis during the active mosquito season.
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 pay for trash collection through the City’s Utility Department. 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 Natural Gas Divisions serves customers in Olive Branch, Eastern Desoto County, and Western Marshall County.
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.
- 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.
Manager, Gas Services
Gas Line Location
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.
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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