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.

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