In the 1970s, the United States Department of Transportation established the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This organization helps keep track of gas pipelines as well as accidents and injuries that involve gas pipelines.
According to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), as of 2015 there are more than 1.2 million miles of gas pipelines in the United States. And per the national 811 Call Before You Dig program, there are more than 100 billion feet of buried underground utilities. All of these lines help fuel homes, businesses, and other organizations across the country. Unfortunately, it also poses a great risk for workers and residents.
Everyone working and living in the United States has a vested interest in damage prevention and safety. Every six minutes an underground utility is damaged because someone decided to dig without being informed (Source: call811.com). We can all combat this by creating awareness through proper identifiation tools, like aerial markers and flexible line markers. Anyone in the United States can dial 8-1-1 to determine if utility lines are buried near their work place or residence. Call before you dig to avoid costly repairs and inconveniences.
If you're installing a new sprinkler system at home, call 8-1-1.
If your company's project involves digging into the ground, call 8-1-1.
Putting up a new fence? Call 8-1-1.
Call 8-1-1 before you dig. Protect people, property, and pipelines by identifying your utlities with pipeline markers that list line ownership.
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