The pipeline that exploded in the Crestmoor neighborhood in 2010 likely won't be removed completely from the neighborhood, but steps will be taken to make sure PG&E is never able to use the pipe again.
The City Council had a discussion about the issue at last week's meeting, and council members agreed to have city staff conduct a survey to ask Crestmoor neighborhood residents what they want to happen with the pipe.
PG&E decommissioned Line 132, which runs through the neighborhood mostly along Glenview Drive, shortly after the deadly explosion that left eight people dead and 38 homes destroyed.
The council was from the neighborhood, all of which would require more construction in the area.
Some of the residents at the meeting said they favored filling the pipe with concrete. That option would involve having PG&E fill several sections of Line 132 with slurry that would harden to a concrete-like substance and ensure the pipeline could not be put back in operation. The work to fill the pipe would take about three weeks and would be the least disruptive option to the neighborhood, a city staff report said.
City Manager Connie Jackson said having a survey done would confirm whether the entire neighborhood feels the same way.
"We are in the process of preparing a survey to be distributed this week to residents in the neighborhood," Jackson said.
The council will then look at the survey results and make a final decision, Jackson said.