New Excess Flow Valve Option
An Excess Flow Valve (EFV) is a mechanical safety device that is designed to shut off the flow of natural gas automatically in the event of a service line break or excavation damage. The service line runs underground from the main, which is typically located in or near the street, up to the meter set at your home or business. South Jersey Gas has been installing EFVs on all qualifying new and replacement service lines since 1999. Therefore, many service lines already have EFVs.
What’s now available?
You can request the installation of an EFV on your natural gas service line if one is not already in place.
Following a new federal regulation, South Jersey Gas will install, at the customer’s request and cost, an EFV on an existing service line, where technically and operationally feasible. South Jersey Gas estimates the customer cost to range from $1,500 to $5,000, or more depending on the time, labor and permitting required for installation/replacement.
How do I apply for an EFV?
If you would like to request installation of an EFV on your existing residential or commercial service line, please complete the online form found below.
What happens next?
Once requested, South Jersey Gas will determine whether your service line already has an EFV or will be adding an EFV in the future as part of our normal service line replacement process. Where needed, individual estimates will be provided and, if interested, must be paid in advance of installation. Installation will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date. EFV applications will be responded to within four weeks.
Apply for an Excess Flow Valve