PSE&G: Excess Flow Valve

PSE&G: Excess Flow Valve

PSE&G offers the installation of excess flow valves (EFV’s) on the natural gas service line that connects to your home. These valves are safety devices that reduce the amount of gas released if a line is damaged, most commonly during an excavation.

Frequently asked questions about EFV installations:

How can I get an EFV installed?

First, submit the form available at If your natural gas equipment and service are compatible, you can make an appointment.

How do I know if I already have one installed?

If you see a metal tag on your meter set, you already have an EFV installed. If you don’t see the tag, it’s still possible that one may be installed. To find out if your service has an EFV or if it’s compatible, email

Will my property be disturbed?

To install an EFV, we dig in the roadway in front of your property or near the curb in your lawn or sidewalk. It takes 3-6 hours to complete. PSE&G restores the disturbed area after the installation.

How much does it cost?

While subject to change, the cost is currently about $2,400 to $2,800.

Does the EFV prevent leaks on piping inside my home?

No. The EFV only provides added protection if you gas service experiences a sudden disruption due to damage from construction, roadwork or excavation.

How can I protect myself from a gas leak due to excavation damage?

Always call 811 to request a mark out before digging to avoid hitting underground utility lines. This includes planting a tree, installing a fence or even a mail box. The service is free and required by law. If you suspect a gas leak, call 911 or PSE&G at 1-800-880-PSEG (7734).

For more information, visit PSE&

*Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from a PSE&G pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to PSE&G: Excess Flow Valve

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call PSE&G for details on their program.

    Liked by 1 person

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