This week the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. The City of La Quinta is posting regular updates from the CDC and Riverside County Public Health about the actions to protect the community and slow the spread.
ATTENTION LA QUINTA: The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) wants to share some important facts with you about natural gas safety:
Safety always comes first at SoCalGas! It is a core value demonstrated through action and investment. Over the next four years, SoCalGas is investing almost $6 billion to improve the safety, performance, and reliability of its pipeline system and infrastructure.
SoCalGas has a systematic and safety-focused approach to maintaining and enhancing its pipeline infrastructure. Through a dedicated and focused effort, SoCalGas completed the removal of cast iron pipelines from its system in 1994.
The transmission and distribution pipelines within SoCalGas’ system are operated and maintained in accordance with or exceeding state and federal pipeline safety regulations. Regulators routinely audit SoCalGas’ program to ensure compliance with all safety regulations.
SoCalGas works closely with its local first responders and trains them on the importance of natural gas safety.
This is an assembly bill that requires cities and counties to recycle 50% of their waste tonnage by the year 2000. The city has met this goal since 2000, however we need help from all residents to continue to meet this goal. This program utilizes source reduction, recycling, and composting, environmentally safe transformation and land disposal of solid wastes. AB 939 requires that each county and city prepare an SRRE which shows how they will meet solid waste diversion. Help make that goal by recycling correctly. For additional details view the recycling section.
Effective July 1, 2012, AB 341 was approved by the State of California. The bill includes requirements that businesses generating more than four cubic yards of solid waste per week and multifamily residential properties that consist of five or more units are required to arrange for recycling service. For additional details view commercial recycling.