The City of Palo Alto Gas Engineering Section is responsible for planning, designing, budgeting and construction of major capital improvements to the city’s gas distribution system. This program replaces approximately 30,000 linear feet of gas mains and 500 services each year. This program, to date, has replaced approximately 310,000 linear feet of gas mains and 5,000 service lines.
The Gas Operations Section is responsible for maintaining, operating and regulatory compliance of the city’s gas distribution system.
USA TODAY released an investigative report about leaks from cast iron and bare steel gas pipelines. The article cites data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Distribution Annual Reports noting that there are “tens of thousands of miles of cast-iron and bare-steel gas mains beneath American cities and towns” and that many gas leaks go unrepaired.
Utilities Operations Office Municipal Service Center 3201 East Bayshore Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 Electric Phone: 650-496-6934 Fax: 650-493-8427 Water, Gas, Wastewater Phone: 650-496-6982 Fax: 650-496-6924 Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00-3:30pm