PG&E is currently conducting a comprehensive survey of our 6,750-mile natural gas transmission pipeline system using high-precision Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping technology. In order to complete the survey, PG&E will be visiting properties where the transmission pipeline runs underground. In some instances, structures have been built or vegetation has grown in the area above the pipeline – this can interfere with their ability to maintain and operate a safe system. If PG&E finds anything that could pose an access or safety concern, they will work cooperatively with the property owner to discuss options for removal, relocation, and replacement.
Surveyors are expected to be through Atherton this week. In Atherton, PG&E has 3.24 miles of transmission pipeline, of which 64% is through franchise and 36% is on private property.
Atherton residents should have received notification letters about this survey work. For more information, contact PG&E's Land Department at (877) 259-8314.