Customer Rights and Responsibilities: Right-of-Way
On this page, we will discuss a customer's rights and responsibilities when it comes to right-of-ways.
Above-ground structures, such as buildings, storage sheds, and brick, concrete, or block fences and walls are NOT permitted within the right-of-way without the prior consent of Peoples.
Vinyl, wood, and/or chain link fences are permitted within the right-of-way if:
- Peoples gives prior written consent
- They follow the property line
- They cross the right-of-way at an angle not less than 90 degrees to the pipeline
- An adequately sized gate is installed in each fence crossing for periodic patrol and maintenance access
- No fence post is installed closer than 5 feet to the pipeline
Roads and Driveways
Concrete, asphalt, gravel, and/or dirt roads, driveways, and pathways are NOT permitted within the right-of-way without prior consent of Peoples.
Other Surface Improvements
Sport courts (i.e. tennis, basketball, etc.) concrete patios, or other hard-surface improvements are NOT permitted within the right-of-way without prior consent of Peoples.
Other utilities may be installed within the right-of-way, with the property owner's consent, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Prior written consent must be obtained from Peoples to construct or install a proposed utility parallel within or crossing perpendicular to a Peoples easement. The other utilities must not interfere with the pipeline.
A minimum of 3 feet, but no more than 6 feet of cover must be maintained over the pipeline. Any exceptions or changes to the ground contour in the right-of-way require Peoples prior written consent.
Do NOT plant trees or high shrubs on the right-of-way.
Do NOT build, store, or place anything on or near the right-of-way without first calling 811 or Peoples.
Do NOT dig, tunnel, or bore without first calling 811.