The City of Elberton has
operated natural gas service facilities since 1951. The
Natural Gas Division of Elberton Utilities serves the City
of Elberton and the vast majority of Elbert County. Over
4,200 service locations including residences, businesses,
and industry are served with 161 miles of distribution
service mains. Elberton is served by the Transcontinental
Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Transco) interstate pipeline that
runs through northwest Elbert and southern Hart counties. The city gate station on the interstate pipeline is located
in the Nancy Hart community in Hart County. The gas is then
transported at high pressure (300 psi) to regulator stations
throughout the city. At these regulator stations, the
pressure is reduced to (10 psi) for transmission through a
network of distribution lines and is finally received into
homes and businesses at (0.25 psi) The Natural Gas Division
monitors system pressure 24 hours a day with telemetering
equipment. The Natural Gas Division is regulated for safety
by the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) and the
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
Elberton is a charter member
of the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (The Gas
Authority), the largest non-profit natural gas joint action
agency in the United States, serving 76 Members in Georgia,
Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee who meet the
gas needs of approximately 243,000 customers. The Gas
Authority was formed in 1987 by an Act of the Georgia
General Assembly to assist Municipal Members who own and
operate natural gas distribution systems.
Natural Gas is clean-burning.
In fact, natural gas is today's environmental energy choice.
Increased use of natural gas can reduce smog, acid rain, and
greenhouse gas emissions.