Pipeline Safety and Emergency Response

Daggett County Has a Variety of Pipelines Near and Within the County

Local pipelines carry gasses and liquids in low and high pressure. These substances include carbon dioxide, natural gas, and others. The signs of a possible pipeline leak include:

  • Blowing or hissing sound
  • Dust blowing from a hole in the gorund
  • Continuous bubbling in wet or flooded areas
  • Gaseous or hydrocaarbon odor
  • Dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area
  • Flames, if leak has ignited.

What Should I Do if I Suspect a Pipeline Leak?

Your personal safety should be your first concern:

  • Evacuate the area and try to prevent anyone from entering.
  • Abandon any equipment being used in or near the area.
  • Avoid introducing any sources of ignition to the area.
  • Call 911 or contact local fire or law enforcement
  • Notify the pipeline company

Do not attempt to extinguish a natural gas fire, and do not attempt to operate pipeline valves.

Working Around Pipelines

If you plan to dig or do any type of excavation near the pipeline right-of-way, be sure to call your state One-Call center at least 72 hours before you begin. To contact the one-call center nearest you, simply dial the new, national call-before-you-dig telephone number--811. This three-digit-number will connect anyone intending to dig with their respective One Call center.

Williams Pipeline letter (PDF)

Williams Committment to Safety (PDF)