This service can be a "safety net" if you or someone you care for misses a payment on the monthly gas bill. A third party can be notified if service is in danger of being shut off for non-payment. This doesn't mean that the third party is obligated to pay the bill, and it doesn't necessarily prevent the shutoff. But it does alert the third party that the person is having problems and might need help or advice. Third-party notification is especially helpful for someone who lives alone or is dealing with chronic illness. To request this service, both parties should complete an authorization form and return it to Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania at the address on the form. For more information, or to obtain the form, please call 1-888-460-4332.