Damage Prevention (Call Before You Dig)

The greatest risk to underground natural gas pipelines is accidental damage during excavation. Even minor damage such as a gouge, scrape, dent, or crease to a pipeline or its coating may cause a leak or failure.

To protect pipelines and other underground facilities, the law requires that all excavators contact your local One Call Center between two and ten days before excavation work begins on public or private property. The One Call Center will contact the owner's gas utility of all underground facilities in the immediate area so the location of their facilities can be marked prior to excavation.
This service is performed at no cost to you.

Underground pipelines often run along a public street, but may also be near private property. The area along each side of the pipeline is known as a right-of-way, which gives the facility owner the "right" to restrict certain activities, even on private property. Right-of-way locations must be respected and are usually marked on maps filed with local municipalities.
The One Call Center can provide excavators with specific details regarding precautions required in addition to having the location of underground facilities marked.

Failure to comply with the law can jeopardize public safety, result in costly damages and lead to substantial fines.