County Ag News

Locating Underground Wires and Pipelines


Most people today are aware that before doing any digging or trenching that they need to call 811 at least three days before they want to do any underground work. Today more of our services are supplied by underground wiring than ever before. Electric service, phone service and internet service are all provide by underground wiring.

One of the areas that people often times don’t think about is underground pipelines. Pipelines play a huge role in everyday lives and are essential to the nation’s industries. Yet, few people are aware of the work done by the country’s more than 190,000-mile liquid petroleum pipeline network and 2.4 million-mile natural gas pipeline network that delivers the products that are integral parts of America’s economy. It is a network that delivers the nation’s crude oil and petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, and natural gas) reliably, safely, efficiently, and economically.