Living or Working Near a Pipeline
Universal Natural Gas has an extensive system of gas mains installed in road right-of-ways and dedicated utility easements. It is important that YOU know if a pipeline runs through your property or through a property where you are doing excavation work.
Look for Pipeline Markers
Look for these signs: White posts with bright yellow warning signs. Our pipelines are buried underground. These posts are used to show the approximate location of the pipelines. Look in road right-of-ways, intersections, railroads, and along fences.
Check today for pipeline markers posted nearby or on your property, or in your neighborhood, or at a work location.
You should be aware of any markers in and around your neighborhood or work location. Write down the name and phone number of the pipe-line company listed on the marker and keep it in a safe place in case of an emergency involving the pipeline.
Before You Dig or Excavate Call 811
Please remember - the pipeline or utility marker cannot be relied upon to show the exact location of the underground pipeline. The pipeline may not follow a straight course between markers. Never assume the pipeline is too deep to be hit.
To protect yourself and the pipeline, contact 811 before you dig or excavate anywhere near the pipeline.
If you dig or excavate and make any contact at all with the pipeline, or cause what seems to be even minor damage, please advise us immediately. It is important that we inspect and repair ANY damage to the line.
We have an excavation damage prevention program for pipelines in your area. Please call us if you would like a copy of our damage prevention program.
9750 FM 1488
Magnolia, TX 77354
Telephone: (281) 252-6700
Office Hours: 8:30-4:30 M-F
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Before you dig, CALL US. It’s the Law.
Antes de Excavar, Llame. Es la Ley.
Records show that damage from excavation-related activities, particularly from equipment digging into pipelines, is the leading cause of pipeline accidents. Without proper coordination, excavation activities in the vicinity of underground pipelines can result in very dangerous situations.
SIGHT: Look for dust blowing in the air, a white cloud or fog, persistent bubbling in standing water, or discolored vegetation.
VISTA: Los indicios de una posible fuga en las cercanías del ducto incluyen un charco de líquido en el suelo, una nube o neblina blanca, burbujas persistentes en agua estancada, o vegetación descolorida.
SOUND: Listen for any unusual noise coming from the pipeline, like a hissing or roaring sound.
SONIDA: Esté atento a cualquier sonido extraño, tal como un siseo or un rugido.
SMELL: A strong odor, like rotten eggs, will often accompany a pipeline leak.
OLFATO: Esté atento a cualquier olor extraño.
Universal Natural Gas will immediately dispatch personnel to the site of any leak to help handle the emergency and provide information to public safety officials to aid in the response to the emergency. We will also take the necessary operating actions to minimize the impact of a leak.
We need your help in preventing pipeline emergencies. Records show that damage from excavation-related activities, particularly from equipment digging into pipelines, is the leading cause of pipeline accidents. Without proper coordination, excavation activities in the vicinity of underground pipelines can result in very dangerous situations.