Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with customers and the City of Hercules to help ensure first responders have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency. This important safety work involves reviewing structures, trees and brush located near the gas pipeline that could block emergency access for first responders or damage the pipeline.
PG&E is currently working with the City to review 45 trees located on City streets and other public areas that may pose a safety concern. For any tree that is identified as needing to be replaced for safety reasons, PG&E and the City will work together on a plan for tree replacements and restoration. Local residents who live near the planned safety work will be notified prior to any work taking place.
PG&E is also reaching out to local property owners to review approximately 63 trees located near the pipeline on private property. If there is a tree on your property that presents a potential safety concern, you will receive a letter from PG&E indicating the need to set up a meeting and gather additional information. For any tree that needs to be replaced, PG&E will work collaboratively with the property owner to develop a plan forward, which may include planting a new tree at a safe distance from the pipe and other landscape restoration.
The general location of the areas in which work is proposed to take place is illustrated on the map below:
If you have any questions or would like more information about the planned gas safety work in Hercules, please contact PG&E’s local customer outreach specialist Sarah Wetter at 1-925-270-2888 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, as well as other PG&E gas safety efforts, can also be found at www.pge.com/GasSafety.
Informational Flyer from PG&E (PDF)
Maps of Proposed Work Areas (PDF)