PG&E will be performing helicopter patrols in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties today as part of their routine compliance inspections (weather dependent). The helicopter will fly about 200’ to 500’ above ground level and will be traveling over portions of the City of Brisbane to check the integrity of their transmission pipelines.
In PG&E’s efforts to achieve the safest gas pipeline system, they conduct these surveys monthly, more frequently than required by federal standards. In addition, they also conduct aerial leak survey patrols every other month. Some months two different types of helicopter patrols are done.