Calling 811 before digging can save hitting a gas line
Staff Reports | The Record Courier
East Fork firefighters clamped off a half-dozen gas line breaks over the course of 30 days.
Outdoor projects have resulted in an unusually high number of natural gas line breaks throughout the Carson Valley, according to East Fork Hazardous Materials Technician Nick Summers.
“These incidents have ranged from fence-hole digging, sprinkler-line repair, to heavy-equipment trench-digging,” said Summers, who started the East Fork Fire Protection District’s clamping project. “East Fork works in cooperation with Southwest Gas to mitigate these emergencies…” (Read the full story)