Pipeline Safety: 811 - Call Before Digging
Western Midstream is committed to the safety of our people, our neighbors, and the environment where we operate. We take our responsibility seriously to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our pipelines. We are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our operations as we continue towards our goal of zero incidents.
The leading cause of pipeline accidents is damage that occurs when people unintentionally strike a pipeline while digging. We educate community members on pipeline safety, including our outreach to remind them about the “811 – Call Before You Dig” line location program.
811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. You should call 811 or use your state 811 center’s website a few business days before you begin any digging, including common projects like planting trees and shrubs or installing fences and mailboxes.
If Western Midstream operates a pipeline in the vicinity, we will be notified and will locate and mark our pipeline with temporary flags or spray paint before you dig. Respect the marks (either temporary flags or spray paint) and dig with care.
Contact us immediately if you strike one of our pipelines or see someone working near them. Even minor dents, chips, or scrapes are serious and can cause future leaks if the problem is not professionally repaired.