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Call 811 Before You Dig

Pipline Marker

Look for Pipeline Markers

The natural gas pipelines that serve your home or business are usually located underground. Pipelines are marked by above ground signs indicating their presence and location. The primary function of these markers is to identify the general location of the pipeline as an alert to those who may be working in the area.

Pipeline markers are important for public safety. It is a federal crime to willingly remove, deface, damage or destroy any pipeline right-of-way marker or sign.

WV 811

Know what's below. Call before you dig.In accordance with WV State Law (Chapter 24C), to have underground utilities located more precisely, call WV 811 by dialing 811 (or 1-800-245-4848) at least two business days before you start any excavation work, drilling, or blasting of any kind. You may also electronically submit requests to have underground utilities located by using the WV811 website: There is no charge for this service.

A Mountaineer Gas Company representative will come to mark the location of our underground gas lines so you can do the work safely and avoid an interruption of your service.

Utility Line Color Code

This table shows the colors used to mark underground utility lines.

  • Proposed Excavation
  • Communication Lines
  • Temporary Survey Markings
  • Potable Water
  • Electric Power Lines
  • Reclaimed Water Lines
  • Gas Lines
  • Sewers and Drain Lines

National Security

Protecting natural gas pipelines is a matter of national security. Even though some of our facilities are protected by fencing or buildings, we need your help protecting them. If you observe unusual or suspicious activity near our facilities, please report.