Pipelines are buried in an area called a “right of way.” Pipeline markers are used to designate the general route of a pipeline. In addition, markers are found where a pipeline crosses a street, railroad or waterway, as well as areas where a pipeline emerges from the ground.
Markers come in different shapes and sizes, but always:
- • Contain the words “Warning,” “Danger” or “Caution”
• Identify the material being transported
• Provide an emergency phone number for the pipeline operator
• Include the name of the pipeline operator
BE AWARE: Pipeline markers do not designate the exact location, depth or number of pipelines in an area, nor do they designate a straight line between adjacent pipeline markers.