The pipeline right-of-way is the land over and around the pipeline, typically 25 feet on either side of the pipeline.
Tallgrass and the landowner share a legal interest in the right-of-way. However, to protect the pipeline there are restrictions which prohibit usage of this area. Unauthorized uses typically include the placement of buildings or structures or the planting of trees and shrubs which might interfere with the safe operation of the pipeline. Unauthorized use is known as encroachment.
Tallgrass regularly conducts maintenance to trim trees and remove shrubs or structures that are on the right-of-way or prohibit the company from clearly viewing the pipeline route during aerial or foot patrols or conducting regular maintenance procedures.
Tallgrass also relies on information from neighbors and government and safety officials to help identify possible right-of-way encroachment.
if you notice right-of-way encroachment.