If you suspect a pipeline leak:
1. Move away from the area immediately. Alert others to move away from the area. If indoors, move outdoors immediately.
2. Call 9-1-1, once a safe distance from the leak.
Pipeline Safety Information
All pipelines are required to be marked along the pipeline. See the variety of types of markers for specific pipelines.
Recognizing Emergencies Near a Pipeline Right-of-Way:
Remember that pipelines carry both gases and hazardous liquids. Along a right-of-way, you may see dead or discolored vegetation, pooled liquid; or a cloud of vapor or mist. You may smell an unusual odor, or the scent of petroleum or odorized natural gas. And you may hear an unusual hissing or roaring sound.
Regarding the NEXUS Pipeline in Green: the Nexus Pipeline is not odorized. However, other pipelines in the City of Green are odorized. If there is a leak, high pressure lines, similar to the size/pressure of the Nexus line in Green, will make a loud, roaring sound similar to the sound of a jet engine/freight train.
If you suspect a pipeline leak has occurred along a pipeline right-of-way (outside):
Recognizing and Responding to Natural Gas Emergencies in Your Home or Workplace:
If you notice the distinctive “rotten egg” smell of odorized natural gas, follow these DO's and DONT's.
National Pipeline Mapping System. Locate where pipelines are near your home or place of work.
Landowner's Guide to Pipelines, 2016, created by the Pipeline Safety Trust, a not-for-profit organizations dedicated to increasing pipeline safety throughout the United States.
Before You Dig...
Calling 811 is the most important step!
Call 811 at least a few days before you start any digging project. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.