Pipelines in Your Community
Written agreements, or easements, between landowner and pipeline companies allow pipeline and utility companies to construct and maintain pipeline rights-of-ways across public and privately owned property. Your property may be one of the many in your community which contains an underground pipeline easement.
To determine if a pipeline runs through your property:
Look for Pipeline Markers on Your Property or In Your Neighborhood
For your safety, markers have been installed along the pipeline route to indicate the approximate location and provide vital emergency information. Take time to familiarize yourself with the pipeline markers on your property or in your community. Write down the names and phone numbers of pipeline companies or operators listed on the markers in case of emergency.
Pipeline Accidents Are Preventable. Call Before You Dig.
Accidental “dig-ins” by property owners or contractors make up the majority of pipeline accidents. Dig-ins are preventable only if owners or excavators will contact pipeline companies BEFORE they attempt to dig. A pipeline marker will not necessarily indicate the exact location or direction of a pipeline.
Before you Dig, Contact Your Local One-Call Center
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