Dial before you dig: National Grid offers gas pipeline safety tips

Dial before you dig: National Grid offers gas pipeline safety tips

Ashley M. Casey | Eagle News Online

“How often do you hear there’s been an explosion and someone smelled gas?” Mary Haines, National Grid’s public awareness liaison, asked at the Jan. 24 Cicero Town Board meeting.

At the board’s invitation, Haines discussed safe excavation practices and natural gas emergencies. Here are the tips she shared:

• Call 811: Before you plant a tree, install a deck or embark on another backyard project that requires digging, make sure to steer clear of underground utility lines. You are legally required to call 811 at least two days before you begin so a representative can mark the position and depth of gas and electricity lines…(Read the full story)

 

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