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.
Click to see our Encroachment Guidelines when planning land use, development or construction near our pipeline right-of-way.
|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.|
|PINK||Temporary survey markings.|
|PURPLE||Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines.|