Call Before You Dig
Even though underground pipelines are identified with pipeline markers, the main cause of pipeline leaks is damage caused by earth-moving and construction equipment and tools owned by parties other than the pipeline company.
If you plan to dig or do any type of excavation or construction work, call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.
Tell the operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing, and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig.
In a few days, they'll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes, and cables, so you'll know what's below — and be able to dig safely.