January 2009 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.

Earn up to a 20% credit on your gas bill this winter
Agricultural Customers:
You may save money by selecting an alternate electric rate schedule.

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 that 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.

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. See diagram on back side.
  • If any gas leaks or evidence of corrosion to metallic piping are found, you should take immediate steps to correct the problem.
  • When digging near buried gas piping, locate the piping in advance, and dig by hand.

NOTE: In this notice “customer” refers to the owner of the gas piping system served by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. This may be either the property owner or another party that owns the gas piping.

Inspection and Maintenance of Customer-Owned, Buried Natural Gas Piping