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Knowing Pipeline Location
Most pipelines are underground, where they are more protected from the elements and have minimal interference with surface uses. Even so, a pipeline right-of-way is clearly identified by pipeline markers along pipeline routes that identify the approximate—NOT EXACT—location of the pipeline. Every pipeline marker contains information identifying the company that operates the pipeline, the product transported, and a phone number that should be called in the event of an emergency.
Markers do not indicate pipeline burial depth, which will vary. Markers are typically seen where a pipeline intersects a street, highway or railway. For any person to willfully deface, damage, remove, or destroy any pipeline marker is a federal crime.
This marker is the most common. It contains operator information,