How to Obtain Gas Service
To obtain natural gas service, contact Huntsville Utilities Natural Gas Department at 256-535-1206 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Huntsville Utilities Commercial and Industrial Services at 256-535-1317 or e-mail email@example.com. The following information will be required before service can be made available.
1. Address of Property
2. BTU load of all appliances using natural gas
3. Gas delivery pressure requirement
4. Site plan if a new building showing exact meter location
5. Name of gas contractor
6. Date service is needed
Huntsville Utilities Gas Department does charge a fee for installing the gas service line. A representative from the Gas Department or the Commercial and Industrial Services can quote the appropriate charges. The fee will be required before installation of the service line. The form for applying for a new commercial or industrial gas service line is available: Commercial Gas Service Request Form.
Only a licensed gas fitter who has obtained a permit from either the City of Huntsville Inspection Department, City of New Hope Inspection Department, or the Madison County Inspection Department may perform a natural gas fuel line installation.
Types of Natural Gas Service
Huntsville Utilities provides both Firm and Interruptible Service depending on the Natural Gas load. To qualify for Interruptible Service, the gas load must be greater than 50,000 cubic feet per day and the customer should have an alternate, standby fuel source that can be utilized during times of interruption. Questions concerning the types of Natural Gas services available should be directed to Huntsville Utilities Natural Gas Department at 256-535-1206.
Adding Gas Service To or Increasing Load On an Existing Commercial/Industrial Account
If the load on an existing commercial or industrial gas meter is increased, please contact either the Huntsville Utilities Natural Gas Department at 256-535-1206 or Huntsville Utilities Commercial and Industrial Services at 256-535-1317.
If gas service is requested for an existing commercial or industrial account or if additional load is being added to an existing meter, Huntsville Utilities may require additional deposits. The Commercial and Industrial Representative(256-535-1317) can answer questions concerning additional deposits. The representative will need to know the address, existing gas load and the proposed gas load. It is important the Natural Gas Department is aware of load changes as increases may surpass the existing meter capacity.
Relocating an Existing Meter
To have a natural gas meter relocated, contact Huntsville Utilities Natural Gas Department at 256-535-1206. Huntsville Utilities Gas Department does charge a fee for relocating a gas meter. A representative from the gas department will determine what charges are involved.