PG&E set to replace 1,200 miles of pipe

October 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
PG&E is getting ready to replace over a thousand miles of plastic gas pipeline.

Utility crews say the type of two-inch pipe that burst at a condominium in Cupertino that sparked a fire has a tendency to crack and leak, so the utility company is gearing up to replace 1,200 miles of those pipes across the state.

The project is expected to take three years. PG&E will ask for a rate increase to cover the costs.