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AGA Damage Prevention Follow Up Meeting June 2011. Introduction History of PGW Profile of Company System Characteristics Key to PGW’s success within Damage Prevention. PGW’s History. Established 1836 Largest municipally-owned utility in the United States

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AGADamage PreventionFollow Up MeetingJune 2011


  • Introduction

    • History of PGW

    • Profile of Company

    • System Characteristics

  • Key to PGW’s success within Damage Prevention


PGW’sHistory

  • Established 1836

  • Largest municipally-owned utility in the United States

  • Run by the Philadelphia Facility Management Corporation (a nonprofit organization, appointed by the mayor)

  • Supplier of natural gas energy solutions to all consumers in the City of Philadelphia


PGW Profile

  • Main office and 4 strategically located service stations

  • Two Gas Processing Plants – LNG storage

  • Approximately 1,600 Employees


Pgw system statistics
PGW System Statistics

  • 3,029 miles of main

  • 464,440 services

  • 1,562 miles of CI

  • Average service length – 32 feet

  • 85% low pressure

  • Urban environment


System characteristics

Material Type

Cast Iron

Steel

Ductile Iron

Plastic

3408 (Black)

2406 (Yellow)

Main Operating Pressures

Inches water column

6 (Six)

PSIG

5

35

60

150

420

546

800

System Characteristics




Coordinating groups

Common Group Alliance (CGA)

Member of PA One Call (POCS)

Maintain a seat on Board

Participate in the following groups:

Compliance Task Force

Local Government Committee

Board Development Committee

Prevention of Reoccurrence Committee

PA Regional CGA

Coordinating Groups


Coordinating groups continued

City of Philadelphia Board of Highway Supervisors

Quarterly meetings of utilities with the construction industry and City Planning Engineers

Quarterly meetings between Philadelphia Water Dept. (PWD) and PGW

Contractor Awareness meetings

Coordinating Groups - Continued


Workload resource allocation
Workload / Resource Allocation

  • Average 41,000 annual locates

  • 21 tickets/day

  • Teamwork during overload periods by supplementing Watchmen as needed



Records
Records

  • PGW has accurate records related to Mains and Service lines dating back to 1900

  • Field draftsman gather changes on job sites, which is then updated in an electronic form

  • Ability to identify pipeline location using curb line reference points


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