Third party pipeline damage is one of the major causes of pipeline incidents. In order to minimize third party damage, Pennsylvania has a One Call System that requires those conducting excavation activities to report planned excavation activities 3 business days prior to performing them. This allows facility owners such as gas pipeline operators to mark out any pipelines which could be damaged by the proposed excavation.

Remember to always call 811 at least 3 days prior to performing excavation work. More information can be found at:

Pennsylvania One Call System

Common Ground Alliance

If you happen to strike a pipeline during excavation, stop and contact RW Gathering immediately. Even a small seemingly insignificant gouge in the steel or its’ protective coating can cause a leak or failure, sometimes years later. RW Gathering will investigate and make repairs as necessary to allow the pipeline to safely operate.