Former Watsonville - 2 manufactured gas plant

PG&E has completed the voluntary cleanup of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) at 14 Walker Street. The seven-month remediation work involved the removal of impacted soil beneath the footprint of the former manufactured gas plant.


The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has certified that the appropriate remedial actions have been completed. PG&E now uses the site for storage of construction materials and will continue to monitor groundwater at the site.


Improved public right-of-ways after remediation


The former manufactured gas plant operated from 1905 to 1931. All buildings and plant structures were later torn down, and PG&E built an underground gas regulating station on-site in the late 1950s.


Recent news

PG&E Completes Environmental Projects in Monterey, Madera, Watsonville, Tracy; January 2012

Find more information at DTSC Resources & Contact Information.

Site-related documents can also be found at:

Watsonville Public Library

275 Main Street

Watsonville, CA


Contact information

Contact information

Environmental Remediation
Information and Response Line
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Important health & safety information

Important health and safety information

There is no indication that PG&E's former MGP sites pose any health concerns to the public, based on our testing, experience, and extensive review of medical literature.