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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Know What's Below! Call Before You Dig!


Did you know there are over 2.4 millions miles of pipelines in the US made up of liquid production, gathering and transmission lines; gas production, gathering, storage and transmission lines and gas distribution lines?  Statistics indicate that damage from excavation related activities is a leading cause of pipeline accidents.  If you are a homeowner, farmer, excavator, or developer, we need your help in preventing pipeline emergencies.

1.  Call 8-1-1 BEFORE excavation begins--regulatory mandate as state law requires.
2.  Wait the required amount of time.
3.  A trained technician will mark the location of the pipeline at NO cost to you.
4.  Respect the marks.
5.  Dig with care. 

Pipelines are a critical part of our national infrastructure and rely on everybody's safety awareness to remain our silent parting in fueling this country's ongoing progress.

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