By law, anyone planning to excavate is required to call 811 or 1-800-752-6007 at least two full business days before work begins. Whether you’re planning an excavation as part of a landscaping project or building a deck or addition to your home, avoid property damage, personal injury, mers, the service will notify all utilities to mark the approximate location of underground service lines that might be in the construction area. If you damage a natural gas pipeline while digging, you endanger your safety and the safety of others. You may also be responsible for repairs.
If you have contractors performing work for you, make sure they call the one-call system before starting work, too. The number-one cause of natural gas pipeline damage is from third parties digging near underground facilities.
Courtesy: Columbia Gas