Numerous gas leaks in Stonegate, a small subdivision in Davis,California has forced PG&E to replace over 2,000 feet of main natural gas distribution pipeline. About 50 leaks have been reported since 2006 including at least 5 new leaks over the last few weeks. PG&E has conducted periodic surveys every two weeks checking for any new leaks in this West Davis neighborhood. PG&E has not finalized plans yet, but the utility company hopes to start the project in early 2012.
The exact location of the pipe that will be replaced is along Marina Circle, the main through street and sections between Biscayne Bay and Secret Bay. PG&E spokeswoman Brittany Mckannay stated the highest concentration of leaks were those areas that are being replaced. PG&E will also replace any of the service lines-the lines that supply the gas to customers homes-that branch off from the main lines.
PG&E intends to pressure test the pipes to ensure the integrity of the new pipe that will run under the Stonegate subdivision. Some of the landscaping and roads will be torn out around the areas mentioned. All of the areas affected will be restored to its previous condition. According to Davis Fire Chief Bill Weisgerber, PG&E has held up its end of the bargain by going through with the replacement. Many of the residents in Stonegate, after hearing of the leaks were concerned and fearful of the dangerous possibilities these gas leaks might cause, probably had some bearing on PG&E responding so quickly.
Bob Bowen, president of the Stonegate Homeowners Association, is glad that PG&E has plans to replace the pipe as well,”From my standpoint, I’m happy to hear that they’re following through on their promise and commitment to the neighborhood”. Bowen also mentioned the importance of keeping the residents updated and the hope of as little inconvenience as possible for the Stonegate community.
How do Stonegate residents feel with the original notice of gas leaks and the eventual decision by PG&E to replace the damaged pipes? The most important fact in this story, is no injuries and the problem will be resolved with no debate from the utility company. Please visit my website at www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home, scan my informative blogs and easy access to view local area homes for sale in Davis,California and the surrounding communities.