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Flood and Water Safety

Be prepared before, during and after a flood:

Before a Flood

  • Hire a licensed gas contractor to shut off your gas supply before moving gas appliances that have become submerged.
  • Propane tanks must be secured in flood conditions. Ask your propane supplier to move your tank to higher ground, if necessary, or place it on blocks to protect it from flood waters. For propane services, contact your local propane supplier.
  • If you own your own propane cylinder (100 lbs. or less), secure it with wire rope, steel cable or chain to a stationary object to prevent it from floating away.

During a Flood

  • Shut off the gas supply to all natural gas and propane appliances.
  • Shut off the valves to all propane tanks or cylinders.
  • Call SaskEnergy at 1.888.700.0427 if you are unable to shut off your gas service and water is entering your basement.
  • Never use unvented gas appliances (i.e., gas ranges, portable propane construction heaters) that are not certified for heating as a temporary heat source, as they can create carbon monoxide poisoning.

After a Flood

  • Never attempt to relight a gas appliance if it has been submerged in water, call a licensed gas contractor. Furnaces, water heaters and other gas appliances exposed to flood water can create fire, explosion, and carbon monoxide hazards.
  • If appliances need to be replaced or serviced, a permit must be issued by TSASK and the work must be done by a licensed gas contractor.
  • Have a licensed gas contractor make the necessary correction(s) as required by the TSASK Gas Inspector and the most recent editions of the B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Code and TSASK Codes of Practice.
  • If your gas was disconnected as a safety precaution but you did not experience flooding, contact a TSASK Gas Inspector at 1.866.530.8599 to ensure it is safe to restore your gas or propane service without a gas contractor or permit.