PG&E will host open houses this week in Burlingame and Watsonville 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. The Burlingame open house will also discuss the replacement of an automated valve as part of the project.
Experts from PG&E will be on hand to answer questions on the testing. Poster boards will provide additional information.
Since 2011, PG&E has tested the pressure on 221 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. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Crystal Springs Golf Course 6650 Golf Course Road, Burlingame)
- Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Watsonville Fire Station No. 2 (372 Airport Blvd., Watsonville)
PG&E offers a detailed explanation of the testing procedure on its website. For more information, visit www.pge.com/progress.