The natural gas pipeline infrastructure transports natural gas through a 2.5 million mile underground pipeline system, including 2.2 million miles of local utility distribution pipelines and 300,000 miles of transmission pipelines that stretch across the country. Pipeline markers are indicators used to give visible warning that an underground natural gas pipeline is nearby. They are located throughout our community especially at road crossings, fence lines, street intersections, creeks, railroads and rural areas.
The markers have various styles and shapes, but all will indicate:
- A Caution or Warning that buried pipeline is near
- The natural gas operator’s name and telephone number
- The 800 call before you dig number
Familiarize yourself with the markers and information shown, but remember that pipeline markers:
- DO NOT indicate the exact location or depth of the pipeline.
- DO NOT indicate the pressure of the pipeline.
- MAY NOT be present in every area.
- MAY NOT be solely relied on as the indicator of the presence of buried pipeline