A pipe with a valve on the top


Emergency Info

Suspect a natural gas leak?
Call 911
And Southwest Gas immediately at
whether you're our customer or not.

Si usted sospecha una
fuga de gas natural,
llame al 911
Y a Southwest gas al
Inmediato, si usted es nuestro
cliente o no.

A right-of-way is a strip of land where some of the property owner’s legal rights have been granted to a utility company. By definition, pipeline rights-of-way allow the pipeline operator to inspect, repair, maintain or replace pipeline on property owned by others.

Pipeline markers are often placed along the rights-of-way to indicate the pipeline’s location.

Why are rights-of-way important to you?

Encroachments into the rights-of-way can cause unsafe conditions. When a pipeline is accidently damaged by excavation and other construction activities, outages, impaired access, excessive/dangerous loads on the pipeline, and evacuations can occur.

Safety of the rights-of-way can be promoted by:

  • Calling 811 to get utility-owned underground lines marked before excavation.
  • Using safe excavation practices.
  • Monitoring and reporting suspicious activity on the rights-of-way.
  • Keeping rights-of-way free from obstructions.
  • Following recommended practices on land use near the rights-of-way.

Working together to protect the rights-of-way, we can significantly reduce risks to people, communities, and the environment.