Red Cedar Gathering

Public Safety

Emergency Contact: Gas Control (970) 382-0828
24 Hour Gas Control – (970) 764-6953

Signs of a release

Everyone should be aware of the signs of a potential pipeline release.  They can be recalled easily by associating them with the senses of sight, smell and sound.  While the signs of a release will vary depending on the product that is being transported, following these guidelines will help you respond and summon help safely.

See Do you see blowing dirt, a sheen on the water’s surface, or continuous bubbles in a creek, pond, or standing water?  Do you know of a fire or an explosion near the location of a pipeline?  Has a pipeline been exposed after a heavy rain or natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood?  Is there an unusual hump or divot (low spot) where a pipeline runs?

 Do you smell an unusual, oily, or chemical odor?  Some compare it to the stench of rotten eggs (H2S), or a skunk’s release, or that sulfur smell that lingers in the wake of a recently lit match.  But remember, natural gas won’t always emit an odor, not unless an additive has been injected.
Hear Do you hear a hissing, bubbling, whistle, or roaring sound or did you hear an explosion?

Ensure your safety around oil and gas facilities:

Call 811 or visit before you dig
811 or
  • Know where production sites and pipelines are located.
  • Know how to contact the operators.
  • Always call 811 and wait the required time before you excavate.
  • When developing land near pipeline facilities, consult and coordinate with the operator on land-use planning decisions.
  • Report to the operator any damages to the pipeline – no matter how minor including scratches to the coating or anomalies like dents or gouges.

You should always avoid:

  • Building structures on pipeline rights-of-way;
  • Touching, climbing on or interfering with production and/or pipeline related facilities;
  • Digging around or near a pipeline facility without calling 811 and having a representative of the pipeline company present; and
  • Entering a production or pipeline facility property without proper permission.

Call Before You Dig

Statistics indicate that damage from excavation-related activities is a leading cause of pipeline accidents.  If you are a homeowner, farmer, excavator, or developer, we need your help in preventing pipeline emergencies.

The Plan is Simple:

  • Call your state’s One Call Center (811) at least three working days before excavation is scheduled to begin.  It’s the law!
  • Wait the required amount of time.
  • One of our trained technicians will mark the location of the pipeline with a white line at the excavation site at no cost to you.
  • Respect the line markers.  There is a line in the area.
  • Dig with caution and care.


Multi-Sector General Permits

2015 MSGP SWPPP – Coyote Gulch

Line Markers
Line Markers