For Landowners

At Meritage, we are serious about being good neighbors. Open communication and good relationships are fundamental, core principles. We often execute written agreements or easements with landowners to allow us to build and maintain pipeline rights of way or other facilities on private property. A right of way is a strip of land that contains the pipeline or facility and clear access area on either side for inspection and maintenance as well as an unobstructed view for ongoing aerial surveillance. A pipeline right of way is generally 75 to 100 feet wide during construction. Permanent rights of way are usually 50 feet wide.

An easement is a right to make use of another person’s property. If we are thinking about locating a pipeline or a related facility on or adjacent to your property we will contact you early in the process as we study the route and asses its environmental impact. We may ask you for an easement or an option to purchase some of your property to establish rights of way for construction and operation of a pipeline or other facilities like valves and receivers, compressor stations and subsurface storage fields.

As good neighbors, we are dedicated to working closely with you to minimize the impact of our operations on people, buildings, fences, crops, water supplies, soil, vegetation, air quality and noise levels. Meritage is committed to the protection of endangered species and wildlife, wetlands and archaeological and historic sites. We will also restore the land as soon as construction is complete and weather permits. And you can always call us with your questions and concerns at 303-551-8150.