Pipeline Safety

Pipeline Safety

It is possible you may need additional information about our pipelines, such as where they are located. Be sure you are aware of pipeline markers on or near your property.

How to Identify Our Pipelines

To ensure safety, most of our pipelines are buried. If you need to identify our pipelines, look for our pipeline markers.

Pipeline markers are located throughout our pipeline rights-of-way at sites such as road crossings and railroad crossings ― to help identify the approximate location of our pipelines.

Our line markers include:

  • Commodity transported
  • Our company name
  • 24-hour telephone number where a person monitoring our pipelines can be reached at any time (800-435-1679)

Be Knowledgeable About Pipelines

The information provided on our line markers is helpful, but limited. Please also make note of these important safety facts:
  • Line markers are placed near the pipelines, but not necessarily directly on top of them.
  • A pipeline may not follow a straight line between adjacent markers.
  • Line markers cannot be relied on to provide information on the depth or number of pipelines in the area.
  • Be sure you always Call 811 before you dig.

Pipeline Laws

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. You can help keep your community secure by knowing where pipelines are located. It is also important that everyone be able to recognize unauthorized activity or abnormal conditions.

It is against the law for any person to willfully and knowingly deface, damage, remove, or destroy any pipeline sign or right-of-way marker.

If these signs are damaged, missing, or otherwise unreadable, please report it to the nearest DCP Midstream local office.

Pipeline rights-of-way must be kept clear of any buildings, structures, excess vegetation, or other encroachments that might restrict access to the pipeline. Rights-of-way protect the public and the pipeline.

Even minor pipeline dents, scratches, or chips are serious and may cause future leaks if they are not repaired.


National Mapping System Available

To find who operates transmission pipelines in your area, visit the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) ― available online at npms.phmsa.dot.gov.

The online NPMS information includes geospatial data, attribute data, public contact information and metadata pertaining to the interstate and intrastate gas and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and hazardous liquid breakout tanks jurisdictional to the Office of Pipeline Safety. The mapping system does not contain gathering pipelines.


In Case of an Emergency

Call 911 or your local emergency response number, and then call our 24-hour emergency number: 800-435-1679.