October 2008 Bill Inserts
Each month, PG&E offers important information on rebates, saving energy and safety in printed inserts that accompany your bill. Now, access this information online whenever you wish.
You may save money by selecting an alternate electric rate schedule.
For Our Natural Gas Customers: For Your Safety
Inspection and Maintenance of Customer-Owned, Buried Natural Gas Piping
If you are a Pacific Gas and Electric Company natural gas customer, you should be aware of this important gas safety information.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is committed to providing safe, reliable natural gas service. We maintain all our gas lines in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation and California Public Utilities Commission pipeline safety regulations.
As a natural gas pipeline operator, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is required by federal law to notify all customers of the following:
- Customer-owned, buried natural gas piping should be inspected periodically for leaks and, if the piping is metallic, also for corrosion. Examples of this piping are any buried piping from the gas service delivery location to your house or appliances, or from the house to a swimming pool heater or spa.
- If any gas leaks or evidence of corrosion to metallic piping are found, you should take immediate steps to correct it.
- When digging near buried gas piping, locate the piping in advance, and dig by hand.
Contact a certified plumbing contractor in your area to help you locate and inspect your BURIED gas piping. Call 811 to locate underground utility-owned facilities. If you have questions about this notice, call Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 1-800-743-5000.
Proposition 65—Public Warning
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65, requires the governor to publish a list of chemicals “known to the State of California” to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. It also requires California businesses to warn the public quarterly of potential exposures to these chemicals which result from their operations.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company uses chemicals in its operations that are “known to the State of California” to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For example, Pacific Gas and Electric Company uses natural gas and petroleum products in its operations. Pacific Gas and Electric Company also delivers natural gas to its customers. Petroleum products, natural gas, and their combustion by-products contain chemicals “known to the State of California” to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
A warning odorant is added to natural gas so that leaks of unburned gas can be quickly detected. If gas odor is detected, Pacific Gas and Electric Company should be contacted promptly.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company provides a free service to check and adjust your home gas appliances. Please call 1-800-PGE-5000 if you would like your gas appliances checked.
For additional information on this Proposition 65 warning, write to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Prop. 65 Coordinator, 77 Beale Street B23H, PO Box 770000, San Francisco, CA 94177.