Did you know?
- Pipeline depths can change over time due to erosion, previous digging projects, contouring and other factors.
- Some pipelines and related facilities may be located above the ground.
- Pipeline markers are designed to make you aware of the presence of the pipeline and its approximate location.
- Pipeline representatives may be required to be present whenever digging occurs on the pipeline right-of-way.
- Even slight contact with a pipeline can cause damage, as pipelines have a protective coating that when scratched, nicked or scraped can cause future incidents. So if a farmer or rancher makes any contact with a pipeline, the pipeline operator should be called immediately.
- Pipeline operators can be contacted by phone or email for any questions, and specific contact information (including emergency contact numbers) can be found on printed materials, company websites or pipeline markers in the field.
Similar to the message being said here, call before you dig Utah wants to remind all farmers about the importance of pipeline safety.
Farmers and everyone else are urged to call before you dig. It’s easy to do. You’ll have to think ahead a few days, but the local utilities will mark any underground utilities or assure you they are not present. “Digging” includes fence posts, deep tillage and earth leveling.
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