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FYI – PG&E Venting Gas Today at Edgewood Near 280 – Noise and Smell Possible in Hillside Areas

FYI, this from PG&E

PG&E is performing a hydrostatic pressure test on a section of natural gas pipeline in your community.  The section of pipeline to be tested is being temporarily removed from service and will be safely vented of all natural gas.  Outlined below are the next steps in the testing process:

Tentative Date:  Wednesday, 9/28/11
Approximate Time:  5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Work Location:  Edgewood Road and Highway 280
Work to be completed:  Releasing of natural gas to the atmosphere.

Tentative Date:  Wednesday, 9/28/11
Approximate Time:  8:00 a.m. to midnight
Work Location:  Edgewood Road and Highway 280
Work to be completed:  Air movers (compressors) will be used to push out the remaining natural gas from the lines.

We want to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date information but please note, these dates and times are subject to change.  We will inform you of any scheduling changes as they occur.

Depending on the location of gas venting and weather patterns, there may be a smell of natural gas.  We want to assure you that this situation is safe. The pipeline is cleared of gas utilizing a safe and common technique.  As part of our normal protocol, we have notified the appropriate public safety agencies of this work.  While gas odors are likely from the work being done nearby, safety is our top priority and we encourage any resident who has questions or concerns about the smell of gas to call us 24 hours a day at 1-800-743-5000 or call 9-1-1 immediately.

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