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Anytime you suspect a natural gas leak, you should react like it’s an emergency. Although rare, natural gas leaks can be dangerous and result in an explosion.
There is no charge for a leak investigation.
Natural gas is colorless and odorless.
Alliant Energy and other utilities add Mercaptan to natural gas to give it a distinctive pungent odor. This allows customers to detect even the smallest leak.
Learn how to spot a natural gas leak
Alliant Energy periodically sends its customers a special Scratch N Sniff paper in their bill. This specific piece of paper is specially made to smell like the natural gas you would find in a home or business. If you would like to order a copy of this piece of paper, fill out the request form.