Call Before You Dig
811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to Texas811's website two business days (excluding weekends and holidays) before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that you don't unintentionally dig into an underground utility line. This is required even if you're working in your own backyard.
Signs of a potential leak
- Strong petroleum or sulfur (rotten eggs) odor
- Dead vegetation or liquid on the ground near a pipeline, dirt being blown into the air or a dense white cloud or fog
- Hissing, gurgling or roaring sound
If you suspect a leak, Take Action!
- Leave the house or building immediately. Do not turn on or off lights, or use electronic devices, including cell phones in the house or building if you suspect a leak.
- When you are a safe distance away, call 911 and the gas company.
- If you are near a pipeline right-of-way, leave the area immediately and warn others to stay away. Do not use automobiles, electronic devices or equipment near a suspected leak.
- Call 911 and the pipeline company when you are a safe distance away.
The Railroad Commission of Texas maintains a Public Geographic Information System Viewer that allows users to view oil, gas and pipeline data in a map view.
The US Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration maintains the National Pipeline Mapping System Public Map Viewer. It is a web-based mapping application designed to assist the general public with displaying and querying data related to: gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines, liquefied natural gas plants, and breakout tanks. Please note that this application does not contain distribution or gas gathering pipelines.