Natural Gas Standard Details

These Standards shall govern the requirements for design and construction of all water, gas, and wastewater utility facilities within the City of Palo Alto. Private utilities on private property are under the jurisdiction of the City's Planning Department, Building Inspection Division. All WGW utility projects within the City's public right of way (including gas services up to and encompassing the gas meter) shall conform to these standards and the Public Works Standard Drawings and Specifications unless otherwise approved in writing by the Water-Gas-Wastewater Engineering Manager.

These documents can also be purchased in book form at Revenue Collections, 1st floor, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 329-2317. For any questions regarding utility requirements, call (650) 566-4501.

General Standard Detail Description (Complete Download 353 KB)

Standard Detail No.

Water, Gas, Sewer Main & Service Location

WGW - 01

Trench Backfill

WGW - 02

Trench Backfill for Shallow Water Mains

WGW - 03

Pipe Bedding

WGW - 04

Commercial Bollard Standard Detail

WGW - 05

Residential Bollard Standard Detail

WGW - 06

Gas and Water Valve Concrete Collar

WGW - 07

Water - Sewer Separation Criteria

WGW - 08

Gas Standard Detail Description  (Complete Download 1.74 MB)

Standard Detail No.

New Construction or Remodel Gas Meter Location


Multiple Gas Meter Location


Commercial/Industrial 250-630 SCFH Meter Assembly


Residential 250-630 SCFH Meter Assembly


Multiple Curb Gas Meters For 250 SCFH or Less


Commercial/Industrial 1000 - 1500 SCFH Rotary Meter Assembly

GD-14 , GD-15, GD-16, GD-17, GD-18

Commercial/Industrial 1000 - 1500 SCFH Rotary Meter Assembly (Curb Location)

GD-19, GD-20, GD-21, GD-22, GD-23

Commercial/Industrial 2000 - 7000 SCFH Diaphragm & Rotary Meter Assembly

GD-24, GD-26, GD-27, GD-28, GD-29

Commercial/Industrial 2000 - 7000 SCFH Rotary Meter Assembly (Curb Location)

GD-30, GD-31, GD-32, GD-33, GD-34

Commercial/Industrial 11000 - 16000 SCFH Rotary Meter Assembly

GD-35, GD-36

Gas Service Regulator Vent Extension

GD-37, GD-38