Saturday 20 January 2018

Firm adds rotten egg smell to bills

A gas firm is adding the smell of rotten eggs to bills
A gas firm is adding the smell of rotten eggs to bills

Paying bills can stink but gas bills from a Washington firm will include something truly odorous this month: the stench of rotten eggs.

As part of a safety campaign, Puget Sound Energy is including a scratch-and-sniff pamphlet with its billing statements to remind customers what leaking gas smells like.

Natural gas is odourless but providers add a chemical to the gas that has a distinctive, sulfur-like aroma similar to rotten eggs in order to make sure leaks can be detected.

The Bellevue-based firm serves nearly 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties of the state.

(Puget Sound Energy)

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