Identifying Pipelines Near a Job Site
Always call 811 or your local One-Call Center to have pipelines and underground utilities near your job site appropriately identified and marked before starting your project.
State laws vary slightly, but in general, excavators are required by law to call 811 or their local One-Call Center at least 48 hours before starting an excavation project. One-Call is a free service and prevents accidents and injury.
Once lines are located, respect the marks and dig carefully near the pipeline. An Explorer Pipeline representative will be on site while you work around our facilities to inspect the work and monitor the site until construction is complete.
Pipeline markers are located along the pipeline’s path, but they should never be used to identify the location of a pipeline before excavating. Pipeline markers identify the general location of the pipeline, the specific products transported, the operator’s name and the emergency contact number. However, pipeline markers do not identify the exact location of the pipeline, nor do they indicate the pipeline’s current depth.