Depth of the natural gas lines
the same depth. While the pipes themselves do not move, the contours of the land where they are located may alter over the years. Check first by digging manually or with vacuum excavation equipment so as to avoid damaging any underground structures.
For more information and to know what factors you need to take into account when planning and carrying out your work, refer to the following guide .
It outlines the steps to follow and provides information on the technical requirements for protecting natural gas installations, thus ensuring public and worker safety.
What do you do if you damage a natural gas pipe during your work?
Immediately stop your work
- Let the natural gas escape; do not try to stop the leak.
- Move away from the leak.
Avoid flames and sparks
- Turn off heavy machine engines and all other motorized or electric equipment.
- Do not turn on any appliance near the leak – not even a cell phone or electricity switch.
- Do not smoke.