Code violations in converted natural gas lines in Conifer, Evergreen homes

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Former employee says Colorado Natural Gas violated federal, state codes when installing gas systems at his home, others
Company says work being done to fix “legacy” issues, and there is no “imminent threat” to homes
By Anna Staver | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: September 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm | UPDATED: September 11, 2019 at 5:04 pm

A former Colorado Natural Gas employee found state and federal code violations in the way his home was converted from propane to natural gas, and he says he’s worried that thousands of other homes around Conifer and Evergreen have similar mistakes.

Eric Allen, of Conifer, took those concerns about his own home to the Public Utilities Commission, and in late June, the regulatory agency levied a $1.125 million fine that CNG would have to pay if the mistakes weren’t fixed. The PUC field inspector found “numerous former propane lines” being used to carry natural gas, which served as evidence that the home hadn’t been properly leak-surveyed in recent years as required by law.

“Evaluation of the information gathered during the course of this inspection has led to the uncertainty of the entirety of CNG’s Colorado assets,” according to the field inspector’s report. “Further inspection of these assets is warranted.”

CNG said it initiated a systemwide audit of the Conifer area that included 1,932 locations and identified 77 service lines for replacement, 49 of which still need to be completed.

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12 Sep 2019 12:13 #1

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Replied by Hot Chile on topic Code violations in converted natural gas lines in Conifer, Evergreen homes

Interesting read, but sadly lacking the most important detail.

How does one find out, whether their home/property is one of the 77?
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12 Sep 2019 12:32 #2

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Replied by wildiris on topic Code violations in converted natural gas lines in Conifer, Evergreen homes

Yes, where does one find out!?
12 Sep 2019 12:48 #3

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Replied by Mountain-News-Events on topic Code violations in converted natural gas lines in Conifer, Evergreen homes

We would recommend calling Colorado Natural Gas, or your gas provider, and have them come out for an inspection.
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