Damage Prevention

The primary purpose of this page is to inform you of our "Damage Prevention Program", according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's guidelines (192.614), which provides persons planning to dig or excavate in the vicinity of our pipelines with an easy, convenient means of finding where our pipelines are located and assuring safety. Although excavation is normally associated with commercial type construction, there are also some "excavation" activities carried out by individuals, such as:

  • Planting a tree
  • Putting in hedges
  • Installing a swimming pool
  • Installing a fence
  • Installing an irrigation/sprinkler system
  • Putting in a mail box
  • Installing a deck
  • Pouring concrete
  • Digging a pond
  • Drilling wells
  • Digging drainage ditches
  • Site work/lot clearing

Please notify us if you plan to conduct any "excavation" activities in our service area. This can be done simply by contacting the Alabama One Call Center (811), any local CMC GAS office, or the operations center in Jackson, Alabama. (Telephone numbers are listed below). These numbers should be called 48 hours in advance of the planned excavation activity. Our personnel will determine if your work will affect the pipeline lines and mark any area, which could be affected. There is no cost for this service. The presence of yellow paint or yellow flags in an area of excavation indicates the presence of underground gas facilities.

Please call our 24 hour Gas Control Center at 1-800-449-3338 if you see unusual activity over or around a pipeline facility or if you suspect a Natural Gas leak. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the safety of the public and preventing damage to our facility.

Please call before you dig!

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