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Natural gas pipelines run under streets and sidewalks, and under yards and homes. If people dig into these pipelines, they can be damaged and natural gas can leak out. Even a small leak can cause a fire hazard.
Your local utility locator service makes sure underground pipelines and other utilities are clearly marked so people can dig a safe distance away from them. If you know an adult who is planning a digging project, remind them to call this service at 811 at least two business days before starting to dig.