PG&E will host open houses this week in San Jose and Salinas to talk to residents about upcoming hydrostatic pressure testing.
Customers who live near pressure-test locations have received letters with information about the hydrostatic pressure tests.
Experts from PG&E will be on hand to answer questions on the testing. Poster boards will provide additional information.
In 2011, PG&E tested the pressure on about 160 miles of gas transmission pipelines. Most of these were in urban areas, known as high-consequence areas. This video explains how a pipeline pressure test works.
Here are the dates and locations of the open houses:
- Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Silver Leaf Park (Monterey Road and Palmwell Way, San Jose)
- Thursday, Sept. 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at La Joya Elementary School (55 Rogge Road, Salinas)