You asked: How deep does a gas line need to be buried in Virginia?

Virginia law requires hand digging within 24 inches of a marked utility line. Q: How long are the marks good for?

How deep are residential natural gas pipelines buried?

Natural gas pipelines can be buried mere centimeters below the surface. You need to obtain utility location services before starting any project involving ground disturbance to avoid damaging these pipelines.

Can you run water and gas lines in the same trench?

If trench is to be a joint trench (shared with other utilities) the following separations must be maintained: 24 inches between gas and electric lines. 12 inches between water and electric lines. … 12 inches between communications and electric lines.

Can gas and water go in same trench?

You can run the water in the gas trench or the the electrical trench. Just can’t run gas and electrical together. Ask your local plumbing inspector, these codes are strict and can very from place to place.

How far should I plant a tree from the gas line?

Trees, large shrubs, and plants with a woody stem, such as manzanita and juniper bushes, should be planted at least 10 feet away from the gas pipeline, and 14 feet for larger trees. Customers are encouraged to contact PG&E at 1-877-259-8314 for more information.

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How deep in the ground are gas lines?

Underground piping shall be buried not less than 18 inches below the surface of the ground unless otherwise protected. A gas main should normally be laid with a minimum depth of cover of 750 mm in a road or verge and 600 mm in a footpath.

Can I bury water line and electric together?

The NEC doesn’t prohibit it however, local/state and/or plumbing codes may prevail. Here, water and electrical are usually 12″ and 18-24″ respectively so, the ditch is backfilled 6″ after electrical then water is installed. Best just to ask the AHJ.

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