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 pseg.com/efv. 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 ConstructionNorth@pseg.com.
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&G.com/efv
*Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from a PSE&G pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information.