Pipeline Safety

Whether you are building an addition, laying a patio, planting a garden, or just digging a post hole for a mailbox, Please Don’t Dig Though the Natural Gas Lines. Should you plan to do any digging, please contact  TENNESSEE ONE CALL – THE STATEWIDE NOTIFICATION SERVICE by calling 811 at least three days in advance, except in the case of an emergency or pending emergency, so that all Middle Tennessee Natural Gas owned buried pipe may be located and marked for you at no charge.

All digging in the vicinity of piping should be carefully done by hand. This will avoid the inconvenience of disrupted service, personal injury and expensive repairs.

Violators of the “Call before you Dig” Act are subject to civil penalties that increase in severity based on number of offenses, findings of gross negligence or willful / wanton misconduct.  Penalties can be assessed ranging from compliance training to fines ranging up to $5,000 per incident. 

If a gas main or service line is exposed during digging, call Middle Tennessee Natural Gas. Proper attention to pipe that has been exposed will prevent problems later.