Rights-of-way corridors extending along the pipeline play an important role in ensuring the integrity and safety of Dominion's pipeline network. The Right-of-Way (ROW) Agreement is a legal document through which the landowner grants the pipeline company permission to use a portion of his or her land to install, operate and maintain pipelines.
The ROW Agreement remains in effect even if the property is sold and is binding to the new owners. The ROW Agreement gives the pipeline company the necessary rights to regularly maintain the rights-of-way along its pipeline systems to ensure pipeline safety.
To ensure pipeline integrity:
Although building on the right-of-way is prohibited, under certain conditions roads, railroads, streets, cables, and other utility lines may cross the pipeline. In these instances, Dominion will work with the owner/developer/contractor to accommodate such construction. The owner and/or developer will be required to pay any costs necessary to ensure the pipeline meets all regulations. (> View construction guidelines.)
Dominion asks that landowners familiarize themselves with the content of the ROW Agreement and abide by its content.