How to Recognize a Leak
Several ways to detect a possible leak:
• A hissing, whistling or roaring sound.
• Dirt being blown into the air.
• Bubbles on the surface of water or water being blown into the air at a pond, creek or river.
• The vegetation over or near the pipeline appears dead or dying when it’s normally green.
• Fire coming from the ground or burning above the ground.
• A pool of liquid on the ground.
• An unusual odor or scent of petroleum.
• Colorful Sheens, Stains or Pools of Petroleum Appearing on Flat Surfaces.
• Colorful Sheens Appearing on Water.
• Presence of Construction or Excavation Equipment in the Area.
What to do if a leak occurs
• Do leave the area immediately!
• Do warn others to stay away.
• From a safe place, call 911 or your local emergency response telephone number and the Explorer Pipeline 24-hour emergency number at (888) 876-0036.
• Do not try to operate pipeline valves.
• Do not light a match, start an engine, use a telephone, turn light switches on/off or do anything that may make a spark.