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SoCalGas Conducts full-scale demonstration

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Photo courtesy: SoCalGas SoCalGas crews from Fontana Operating Base joined first responders, excavators, contractors and utility owners to demonstrate what can happen when individuals or contractors do not dig safely in their backyards or work sites.

By SoCalGas  

San Bernardino- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joined first responders, excavators, contractors, utility owners and operators in a full-scale demonstration of what can happen when individuals or contractors do not dig safely in their backyards or work sites.

The event took place at the San Bernardino Regional Emergency Training Center (SBRETC) in San Bernardino. The SBRETC provides comprehensive emergency training for Aircraft Crash Rescue Firefighters worldwide.

“Hitting an active gas line while digging, planting or doing demolition work can cause serious injury, property damage, outages and costly repairs,” said Sergio Jimenez, SoCalGas spokesperson.

The event was hosted by the San Bernardino County Fire Department the California Regional Common Ground Alliance (CARCGA).

The CACGA is an association of utility operators, professional excavators and other stakeholders, dedicated to ensuring public safety, environmental protection, and integrity of underground services since 2004, according to the organization’s website.

Utility line facts:

  • SoCalGas reminds the public to dig safely by dialing 811 two working days prior to shoveling to know the location of underground utility lines so that you’ll avoid hitting them.
  • Every six minutes an underground utility line somewhere in the country is damaged because someone did not call 811, the national “Call Before You Dig” phone number.
  • You could find utility lines, anywhere, including under streets, sidewalks and private property – sometimes you’ll see them just inches below the surface.
  • More than 100 billion feet of utility lines lay buried underground in communities throughout the United States and those lines bring us our Internet, cable TV, natural gas, electricity and water.
  • Hitting one of these pipelines while digging, planting or doing demolition work can cause serious injury, property damage, outages and costly repairs.
  • That’s why it’s important to know the location of underground utility lines before you dig, regardless if you’re planning a big construction project or just landscaping your yard.
  • After you call 811, Underground Service Alert will contact SoCalGas and other utilities so that representatives from these utilities can visit the proposed dig site to mark the locations of buried utility lines at no charge.

Keep Your Family Cozy, We’ll Help With The Cost.

Courtesy of SoCalGas

As temperatures dip lower, the cost for heating your home gets higher. We, at SoCalGas®, want all of the families in our community to get the heat and the help they need to stay healthy and warm this season. That’s why we want you to know about our family of customer assistance programs that can help you cover the costs to keep your family comfortable this winter.

If you or a loved one has a serious medical condition that requires using extra heat during cold weather, the Medical Baseline Allowance provides you with natural gas at the lowest rate. Your eligibility for this program is based on your medical need, not your income. Plus, you can still qualify for other assistance programs.

The California Rates for Energy (CARE) program offers eligible customers a 20 percent discount on their monthly natural gas bills. It takes just a few minutes to apply, and you’ll see the savings on your next bill.

The Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) provides a one-time grant of up to $100 toward the natural gas bill for customers who qualify.

One way to save money and make your home more energy efficient is through the Energy Savings Assistance Program. This program offers no-cost energy-saving home improvements to qualified renters and homeowners. Improvements include: Attic insulation, water heater blankets, door weather-stripping, minor window repairs and more.

Visit socalgas.com (search “ASSISTANCE”) to see the full list of customer assistance programs that can help you save money and conserve energy.

When heating your home during cool weather:

 

  • Thermostats should never be turned up high to heat a home quickly. The heater will stay on longer and waste energy.

 

  • Save up to 25 percent of your heating costs by installing or upgrading insulation in your attic and walls (may be covered by the Energy Savings Assistance Program)

 

  • For safety and efficiency, keep all heating vents and furnace registers free of dirt, lint and obstructions.

 

When cooking:

  • Don’t preheat your natural gas oven if you don’t have to.
  • Don’t open the oven door while food is cooking. You could lose up to 50 degrees in temperature, which wastes energy and money.
  • Keep oven and burners clean. A clean oven uses energy more efficiently.
  • Cook by time and temperature guides.
  • Cook several meals at the same time.
  • Use pots and pans that fit the range top. Pans that fit a burner absorb more of the energy, reducing the amount of heat lost.
  • Cover pots when cooking.

Southern California Gas Company is not responsible for any goods or services selected by customer. This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis, until program funds are no longer available. Other terms and conditions apply.

Keep Your Family Cozy, We’ll Help With The Cost

Courtesy of SoCalGas

As temperatures dip lower, the cost for heating your home gets higher. We, at SoCalGas®, want all of the families in our community to get the heat and the help they need to stay healthy and warm this season. That’s why we want you to know about our family of customer assistance programs that can help you cover the costs to keep your family comfortable this winter.

If you or a loved one has a serious medical condition that requires using extra heat during cold weather, the Medical Baseline Allowance provides you with natural gas at the lowest rate. Your eligibility for this program is based on your medical need, not your income. Plus, you can still qualify for other assistance programs.

The California Rates for Energy (CARE) program offers eligible customers a 20 percent discount on their monthly natural gas bills. It takes just a few minutes to apply, and you’ll see the savings on your next bill.

The Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) provides a one-time grant of up to $100 toward the natural gas bill for customers who qualify.

One way to save money and make your home more energy efficient is through the Energy Savings Assistance Program. This program offers no-cost energy-saving home improvements to qualified renters and homeowners. Improvements include: Attic insulation, water heater blankets, door weather-stripping, minor window repairs and more.

Visit socalgas.com (search “ASSISTANCE”) to see the full list of customer assistance programs that can help you save money and conserve energy.

When heating your home during cool weather:

  • Thermostats should never be turned up high to heat a home quickly. The heater will stay on longer and waste energy.
  • Save up to 25 percent of your heating costs by installing or upgrading insulation in your attic and walls (may be covered by the Energy Savings Assistance Program)
  • For safety and efficiency, keep all heating vents and furnace registers free of dirt, lint and obstructions.

When cooking:

  • Don’t preheat your natural gas oven if you don’t have to.
  • Don’t open the oven door while food is cooking. You could lose up to 50 degrees in temperature, which wastes energy and money.
  • Keep oven and burners clean. A clean oven uses energy more efficiently.
  • Cook by time and temperature guides.
  • Cook several meals at the same time.
  • Use pots and pans that fit the range top. Pans that fit a burner absorb more of the energy, reducing the amount of heat lost.
  • Cover pots when cooking.

Southern California Gas Company is not responsible for any goods or services selected by customer. This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis, until program funds are no longer available. Other terms and conditions apply.