A Fluxys pipeline nearby

Prohibited activities in the reserved area at either side of a pipeline

Prohibited activities in the reserved area

Most incidents involving natural gas transmission pipelines are due to damage that has been caused during works nearby. Specific safety measures need to be taken in the immediate vicinity of a pipeline to avoid such incidents. That is why the Royal Decree of 24 January 1991 specifies, among other things, the minimum width of the reserved area where the following activities are prohibited (non-exhaustive list):

  • constructing buildings, enclosed premises, garden shelters, carports and tents;
  • storing equipment and materials;
  • altering the cross-section of the ground (e.g. excavating trenches or creating embankments or earthworks); 
  • planting trees and/or bushes (except trees and/or bushes authorised by Fluxys). 

 

List of authorised trees and bushes in the reserved area near a pipeline    
> Read the Royal Decree of 24 January 1991 in French or Dutch    

Five metres either side of the pipeline

Fluxys gives a width of 10 metres (i.e. five metres either side of the axis of the natural gas transmission facilities concerned) for the area where the activities mentioned above are prohibited.

More about works near a pipeline

You can also contact us if you notice that works are being carried out near a Fluxys pipeline which you think are not being performed according to good practice.

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