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How you tell where a pipeline is located
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What to do ifa Pipeline is '‘“'''"‘'‘''"‘‘’s "°'°""' .
. call before you dig.

Damaged or Disturbed
Even it you cause what appears to be only minor damage One of the greatest arngle challenges to Safe Prpelirte
to the pipeline, immediately m,t,;y the Pgpelme mmpany_ operations is the accidental damage caused by excavation,
A gouge, Se,-ape, dent or grease to me pipe 0,. mating may construction, farming activities, or even homeowner
cause a iutuie rupture or leak. it is critical that a cut or eonatruetiort and maintertartee- Before you dig or excavate,
broken tracer wire be repaired. It is imperative that the Contact the 0ne'Ca11 Center by armply dralrng 311 from
wpettne Nae, ,,,,.,pm,., and yepam any damage a, ma anywhere in the United states. Please call beiore you
line or related apparatus. Many states have laws requiring Start your Proiertt whetner1andSorl>rngt building fences
damages to be reported to the tacility owner and/or the or Pertormrng a major eonstruetiort l>r0l’eet- Prl>e1irte
one,c,,11ce,,te,. by dialing 5130 me ammpe to make companies and other utilities will mark the location of
the repairs to the line yourself. If a line is ruptured or their lines at no Coat to )"“‘- 1’il>e1ine and utility markers
leaking Ca11g11_ Contact the Pipeline Company as quickly may not show the exact location of the buried lines. When
as possible. Pipeline marker signs show the pipeline exmvatirtg near P‘P9““95t many eomparnea wrll retlnire
company’; name, emergency telephone numbey and that they have a pipeline company representative onsite to
pipeline em-,tent,e_ inspect and protect the underground pipeline. Failure to

call 811 betoie excavation is the leading cause of damages

to buried pipelines. one simple call can help keep you out

of harm's way.

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