Right-of-way encroachment is a pipeline industry term that refers to violations or deviations from the terms outlined in the easement agreement.
Because they have the potential to affect pipeline integrity and safety, the following activities are often prohibited within the right-of-way:
- Building residential structures, fences, sheds or barns
- Pouring a driveway
- Installing a swimming pool or sprinkler system
- Storing vehicles or flammable materials
- Planting trees, shrubs or gardens
- Removing tree stumps
Depending on the details of the easement agreement, these activities may be restricted or require special approval from the pipeline company.
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Excerpt from “PIPELINE AWARENESS”, VOLUME 12, ISSUE 1, SUMMER 2017