Written agreements or easements between landowners and pipeline companies allow pipeline companies to construct and maintain pipeline rights-of-way across privately owned property.
If you are not aware of pipelines on or near your property, check for pipeline markers posted on your property, along your property and elsewhere in your neighborhood. You may also check your property record at your county clerk’s office.
Pipeline markers are an important safety precaution since pipelines are underground. Markers are found where a pipeline intersects a street, highway or railway. Be aware of any pipeline markers in your neighborhood. While markers are helpful, they provide very limited information.
Markers DO NOT show:
The depth of the pipelines
The number of pipelines
The exact location of the pipelines
Markers DO show:
The approximate location of the pipelines
The product transported
The natural gas operator
The natural gas operator’s emergency phone number