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PG&E to Inspect More Than 7,200 Millbrae Gas Meters

Post Date:11/17/2016 9:14 AM

Every three years PG&E does household gas meter inspections for corrosion. Our team has completed the 2016 scheduled inspections and have moved up the early 2017 inspections to this year. Over 100,000 gas meters in San Mateo County will be inspected by the end of the calendar year. PG&E and private contractor (Underground Construction) crews will be conducting the inspections. These inspections used to be part of the monthly meter reading program, but with the SmartGrid roll-out atmospheric corrosion is being inspected as its own program.

Inspections will begin in Daly City, Colma, Brisbane and South San Francisco and work their way south through the county, so it is anticipated that they should reach Millbrae the week of or right after the Thanksgiving holiday. The team will be inspecting about 7,250 meters in Millbrae.

During inspections, customers may see a PG&E employee or contractor on or near their properties as they access the gas meter (photo attached). This work will not affect gas service. In the event a meter cannot be accessed, PG&E will schedule a visit and inspect the meter on a future date. Inspectors may repair or replace gas meters as needed during their inspections or on a future date.

All inspectors will have an ID, be in a PG&E vest and hard hat and have a PG&E placard on their dashboard. Residents can verify their presence in neighborhoods by calling PG&E's customer service line at 1-800-PGE-5000. 

Customers who have an appointment with PG&E will receive an automated call back within 48 hours prior to a scheduled visit, or a personal call from a PG&E gas service representative prior to a scheduled visit.

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