SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Southern California Gas Co. has launched a new community notification system for several of their natural gas storage facilities including their La Goleta facility in the Goleta Valley.
The new system allows residents to sign up to receive email, text and telephone notifications if there is an emergency or another reportable event at one of its storage facilities.
“SoCalGas has been applying the experience and knowledge gained from Aliso Canyon to enhance the safety of our other underground storage fields and improve communications with members of the community who live and work near these critical facilities,” said Rodger Schwecke, senior vice president for transmission and storage at SoCalGas and SDG&E. “This communications system was built with feedback from the community and is an example of our commitment to transparency.”
The company has implemented other safety enhancements, which are underway and include:
- Comprehensive well inspections;
- Around-the-clock pressure monitoring of all wells;
- Daily patrols to visually examine every well four times each day;
- Enhanced training for our employees and contractors
To sign up for notifications, visit https://www.socalgas.com/stay-safe/pipeline-and-storage-safety/natural-gas-storage-facility-notifications. You can choose to opt-out at any time.