Gas Safety Tips

 

Dig Safely

Natural gas pipelines run under streets and sidewalks, and under yards and homes. If people dig into these pipelines, they can be damaged and natural gas can leak out. Even a small leak can cause a fire hazard.

When you call 811, your utility locator service makes sure underground utilities are clearly marked so people can dig a safe distance away from them. If you know an adult who is planning a digging project, remind them to call 811 at least two business days before starting to dig.

And remember, if you see small colored flags or letters painted on the ground, leave them alone! They are there to mark the location of underground gas lines and other utilities.

APWA Color Codes:
Electric Power Lines
Gas, Oil, or Steam
Communication Lines, Cables, or Conduit
Potable Water
Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry Lines
Sewer and Drain Lines
Temporary Survey Markings
Proposed Excavation


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