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Metropolitan Utilities District Completes Scheduled Gas Purging for Project

Omaha, Neb.— Metropolitan Utilities District crews this morning completed planned natural gas purging in preparation for a construction project at its natural gas facility near 117th and Fort Streets.

The purging process was completed by mid-morning, however the natural gas odor may persist for several hours depending on wind or other environmental conditions.

If you smell gas, please report it to the District.

M.U.D. will check suspected gas leaks at no charge. If you smell gas, leave the building or area, and then call 402.554.7777 or 911. For more natural gas safety information, visit


About Metropolitan Utilities District: The mission of the Metropolitan Utilities District, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community. Overall, the District serves approximately 600,000 people in the metro area. M.U.D. is the fifth largest public natural gas utility in the United States, serving customer-owners in Omaha, Bennington, Fort Calhoun, Springfield, Yutan and Bellevue. The District also provides safe, high quality drinking water to customer-owners in Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, La Vista, Ralston, Waterloo and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District (which supplies water to Fort Calhoun). For more information, visit