Important Safety Information About Natural Gas Pipelines Near You
Q1. How do I know where gas pipelines are located?
approximate locations of major natural gas pipelines can be found online at National Pipeline Mapping System or on the
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) website. We also place pipeline markers next to our major
pipelines near intersections or railway crossings.
Q2. Based on
the population and location of pipelines, what is the designation for my
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
guidelines, the City of Grand Terrace is designated as a Non-High Consequence
Q3. How can I make my City more safe and save
resources by preventing pipeline incidents?
In 2011, there were 1
dig-ins in the City of Grand Terrace. Public officials are encouraged to work
with contractors to have a valid 811 ticket before excavation. Contractors are
required by California Law to call 811. However,
homeowners are generally exempt.
Q4. Is my sense of smell good
enough to recognize a gas leak?
Most of the time. However, there
may be circumstances where you may not be able to smell the gas odorant, such as
if you have a diminished sense of smell, the odorant is being masked by other
odors or the odorant has been lost or reduced because of odor fade. Learn how
your senses of sight and hearing can also alert you to the presence of a gas leak.
Q5. What should I do when there is a gas leak?
gas leak is detected, don't light a match, candle, or cigarette. Don't turn
electrical appliances or lights on or off. Leave the area and from a safe
location call us directly at (800) 427-2200 or 9-1-1.
there is a major gas leak, how do I get emergency crews there as fast as
Work with the 9-1-1 dispatchers in your City to
understand and follow the Pipeline Emergency Operations standard.
Q7. Why does SoCalGas clear trees in my City?
must have unobstructed access along our pipeline right-of-way to maintain and
operate our facilities and to quickly respond to a pipeline emergency.
Furthermore, tree roots can damage our pipelines.
Q8. How should
I coordinate City planning and development projects with SoCalGas if my City is
Contact us and we can guide you through safe building
around our major gas pipelines. We encourage you to review the information
provided by the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA)
because the decisions you make can impact the safety of the community
surrounding the pipeline.
Q9. What does SoCalGas do to maintain
its pipelines and protect the public?
We implemented a rigorous Integrity Management Program, use the
latest safety inspection tools to determine pipe condition and maintain the
safety of our pipelines.
Q10. Where do I get more pipeline
Go to socalgas.com/safety. You can also contact me
by email at or phone at 909-335-7941.