Business and Residents
If you plan to dig or do any type of excavation or construction work, call 8-1-1 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing, and the affected local utility companies will be notified about your intent to dig. The utility companies in the area of your excavation will send a locator to mark the approximate location of their buried lines, so you’ll know what’s below and be able to dig safely.
Texas One Call Regulations require everyone to contact them if digging 16” deep or deeper. You should call at least 48 hours prior and not more than 14 days before you intend to dig.
Farmers and Ranchers
If you farm or have ranch land located near a pipeline right-of-way, it is important that you follow appropriate safety procedures. If your activities consist of deep plowing, trenching, terracing, post hole digging, or any other deep excavation activity, it is important that you have the pipeline marked before beginning those activities. By clicking on the topic areas provided in the navigation area of this page, you may learn how to recognize a pipeline right of way and how to make a call to get those underground utilities marked free of charge, even if your operation is in a remote location in the middle of the land you own or lease.
Emergency and Local Officials
Did you know there are approximately 304,000 miles of petroleum and natural gas transmission pipelines and approximately 2,100,000 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines in the United States? There is a good chance that a pipeline runs through your community. By clicking on the topic areas provided in the navigation area of this page, you may learn the signs for pipeline recognition, how to plan for the unexpected, and how to contact the pipeline operator in the event of a pipeline emergency.
Olin encourages all schools located near Olin pipelines to be familiar with the products we transport and encourages all schools to develop emergency plans for reporting suspicious activity and responding to an unexpected release. By clicking on the topic areas provided in the navigation area of this page, you may learn ways to recognize pipeline right-of-ways, signs of an unplanned release, and what to do in the event of a pipeline leak so that you may incorporate those learnings into your plans.
Excavators and Contractors
The main cause of pipeline damage is caused by construction equipment and tools owned by parties other than the pipeline company. If your next job involves heavy machinery, drilling, earth moving or simply digging a hole, you could be at risk of striking a pipeline and causing serious damage to yourself, your equipment, and the community around you. By clicking on the topic areas provided in the navigation area of this page, you may learn how to recognize a pipeline right-of-way and how to make a call and get those underground utilities marked free of charge, to help keep you and your community safe.