Excavation Safety

Underground pipelines are the safest way to move petroleum products – and you can help keep it that way. Statistics indicate that damage from excavation-related activities is a leading cause of pipeline accidents. If you are a homeowner, farmer, excavator, contractor, or developer, we would appreciate your help in preventing damage to our pipelines. You can do this by calling 811 before any digging project.

A gouge, scrape, dent, crease or other damage to the pipeline or its coating may cause a leak or break. In fact, the major cause of pipeline leaks is earth moving and construction equipment and tools owned by parties other than the pipeline company. Should you discover or cause what seems to be even minor damage to an Enterprise Products pipeline, immediately notify us.

Remember Always Call 811 Before You Dig!

Encroachment Guidelines

Click to see our Encroachment Guidelines when planning land use, development or construction near our pipeline right-of-way.

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Uniform Color Code For Marking Underground Utility Lines

American Public Works Association Uniform Color Code
RED Electric power lines, cables or conduits, and lighting cables.
YELLOW Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or other hazardous liquid or gaseous materials.
ORANGE Communications, cable TV, alarm or signal lines, cables, or conduits.
BLUE Water, irrigation, and slurry lines.
GREEN Sewers, storm sewer facilities, or other drain lines.
WHITE Proposed excavation.
PINK Temporary survey markings.
PURPLE Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines.