Suspect a natural gas leak?
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.