Pipeline Safety


 8-1-1 is the phone number you call before digging to protect yourself and others from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines. Click the above picture for more information.


The DES Pipeline Response Information sheet provides a high-level overview of the response to a pipeline incident by local and county public safety officials. Exact actions taken during a pipeline incident will vary greatly based on the specific situation. 

The Chester County Pipeline Information Center offers a wealth of information regarding pipelines and pipeline safety. Click the above picture for more information.


The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is the federal authority responsible for ensuring the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of our nation's pipeline transportation system. An important component of OPS's mission is to promote pipeline safety through education, safety awareness, and outreach. Click the above image for more pipeline safety information directly from PHMSA.


The Partnership's pipeline education program provides information and guidance to school administrators, safety offices and other staff, at schools located near pipelines. Safety information on their site includes information on leak recognition and response, finding pipelines near schools, protecting pipelines near schools, bus driver safety, activities for teachers (including links to the 811 Kids Program), and Safety Plan Checklists. 

Penn-State-ExtensionInformation offered the the Penn State Extension program relating to pipeline safety, including recognizing a leak and what to do if a leak is detected.