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It is very important that you “Call Before You Dig” or move earth in any way. Whether you are installing an underground dog fence, running water to an out building or simply installing a mailbox with post hole diggers, underground facilities may be damaged.
When you call Alabama One Call at 1-800-292-8525, they will locate the utilities’ buried lines so that you can safely dig and prevent a potentially hazardous condition. Calling before you dig can prevent a costly or even deadly mistake.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is the DOT agency responsible for administering the Department’s national regulatory program to assure the safe transportation of gas, petroleum, and other hazardous materials by pipeline.
PHMSA’s reportable incident data showed there were 1,630 pipeline incidents caused by third party excavation damage from 1993 to 2012. These incidents resulted in 141 deaths, 440 injuries, and approximately $369,736,529 in property damage.
Pipeline Markers show the approximate location of pipelines, identify the companies that operate them, and provide contact numbers. Pipeline markers can be anywhere along a pipeline and are NOT always directly over the pipeline.
It is a Federal Crime to willfully deface, damage, remove, or destroy any pipeline marker.