Natural Gas

The Elberton Utilities has operated natural gas service facilities since 1951. The Natural Gas Division of Elberton Utilities serves the city 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 Elberton Utilities gate station on the interstate pipeline is located in the Nancy Hart community in Hart County. The natural 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.

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