Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sense of Smell: Stinky Utility Bills

Utility bills that smell of rotten eggs.
As part of a safety campaign, Puget Sound Energy is including a scratch-and-sniff pamphlet with its billing statements to remind customers of what leaking gas smells like.

Natural gas is odorless, but providers add a chemical to the gas that has a distinctive, sulfur-like aroma similar to rotten eggs so leaks can be detected.

VIA the AP: Wash. utility adds rotten egg smell to bills

1 comment:

kathleen said...

This made my morning. Thank you!