Pipeline Encroachments

A Right Of Way (ROW) is a defined clearing above and on either side of a pipeline. It is typically identified by pipeline marker signs and allows operators access to conduct regular inspections and in the event of an emergency. An encroachment is a structure or object that overlaps the ROW that might impede access or pose a significant risk to the pipeline and should not be installed without permission from the pipeline company.

Example Include:

Residential Encroachments

  • Ponds
  • Sheds
  • Swimming pools
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Trees

Commercial Encroachments

  • Utility lines (overhead or buried)
  • Other pipelines
  • Highways or public roadways
  • Parking lots
  • Sidewalks
  • Buildings or structures