High-visibility pipeline markers indicate the approximate location of pipelines in rights-of-way. Markers include the pipeline company’s name, the type of product carried in the pipeline and an emergency phone number.
This is one example of a Peoples pipeline marker.
These markers are usually found at roadways, railroad crossings and other points along the pipeline route. They can be a useful tool for identifying the general location of natural gas transmission and some distribution pipelines; however, keep in mind that for security purposes, pipeline markers do not show the exact location, path, depth or number of gas pipelines in the area. In addition, pipelines may not follow a straight course between markers. So never rely on the presence or absence of pipeline markers to determine the existence or exact location of underground gas lines.
You can locate pipelines in your area by visiting the National Pipeline Mapping System website at www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov.