Safety is our highest priority
How can you tell where a pipeline is located?
Pipelines are buried at least 18 inches underground with line markers used to indicate their approximate location along the pipeline path. The markers can be found where a pipeline intersects with a street or highway. However, markers only indicate the approximate pipeline position. Gas line locations can be determined by calling Sunshine 811.
What do I need to know about pipelines?
Gas pipelines carry compressed natural gas, which is highly pressurized. Natural gas is an odorless, colorless and non-toxic fuel. GRU adds an odorant that smells like rotten eggs to help the public detect a possible gas leak. In addition to this safety feature, GRU technicians and field employees are engaged in ensuring the safety of our customers and the public.
How can I help prevent a pipeline emergency?
- Do not plant trees or shrubs on right-of-ways.
- Do not dig, build or store anything near the right-of-way.
- Always call Sunshine 811 before digging to determine gas line locations.
- Visit the Pipeline 101 website for additional safety tips and pipeline information.
If you have any questions, please contact the GRU Natural Gas at 352-334-3600.