If there Is an indication of a gas leak, please call the City of Tomball FIRST at 281-290-1400
Nights, weekends and holidays, please call: 281-351-5451
Who puts the smell in natural gas?
The City of Tomball adds a scent known as mercaptan to our natural gas supply, because natural gas normally is non-toxic, tasteless, colorless and odorless. Mercaptan makes natural gas smell like sulphur or rotten eggs, alerting you to a possible gas leak.
Don't dig in streets, alleys or easements until you call Texas 811, which will notify the City. The City of Tomball will then mark its underground gas lines with yellow stakes, flags or spray paint. Make this request 48 hours in advance. This service is available at no charge.