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Notification Process

A public forum takes place once a month and people in affected communities are invited to attend to hear detailed information about the undergrounding work that will soon be taking place in their community, on their street and at their house or business. It also provides attendees the opportunity to ask process and procedure-related questions about the work that will be done.

All property owners receive notices prior to the start of construction. Property owners will receive an additional notice prior to any work occurring on private property.

Approximately 6 months prior to the start of construction, property owners will receive a request to enter into a written agreement allowing SDG&E onto their private property in order to perform the trenching and other related work that will prepare their property to receive underground utility service. This agreement is referred to as a Permit To Enter (PDF).

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of construction, a door hanger (PDF) from SDG&E will be placed on the doors of all residents. The door hanger will contain a name and phone number in order to contact the electrical contractor directly. A second door hanger is placed approximately 2 weeks prior to any work on individual private properties. This door hanger provides a contact name and phone number for the trenching contractor who will be working on the property.