In accordance with recent federal regulations, you may request that Florida Public Utilities install an excess flow valve (EFV) on your existing gas service line. An EFV is a mechanical safety device installed inside a gas service line between the gas main and the gas meter. Although an EFV is not required for the normal, safe operation of your gas service line, an EFV could help mitigate the consequences of a service line break by restricting or stopping the gas flow.
Many customers already have an EFV installed on their existing service line as most residential and small commercial customers are eligible for this equipment. However, EFVs do not operate on all gas service lines and certain parameters may exist where installation of an EFV is not warranted. To determine if you are eligible to have an EFV installed, please contact Florida Public Utilities at 800.427.7712.