This section of the Iowa Administrative Code requires good engineering practice throughout construction, installation, maintenance and operation to ensure continuity of service, quality of service, and safety of people and property as reasonably possible. Each gas utility must adopt an inspection program of its gas plant to determine replacement and repair schedules, based on the utility’s experience and accepted good practice.
Section 199-19.8(476) requires the adoption of safety measures, including reporting of gas leaks, which are considered an emergency requiring “immediate” attention. Section 19.2(5), on required reports to be filed with the board, requires that each utility complies a monthly record of gas service. The record shall be completed within 30 days after the end of the month covered and be kept available for inspection. Such record shall contain progress on leak survey programs, including the number of leaks found classified as to hazard and nature, and if known, the cause and type of pipe involved.