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.