How to Protect Pipelines and Right-of-way
In addition to 24-hour monitoring and ongoing safety and security procedures, Explorer relies on residents and businesses to help protect the pipeline and right-of-way. Notify the company regarding potential damage or issues.
Respect right-of-way restrictions
The pipeline right-of-way is the land above and approximately 25 feet on either side of the pipeline. Right-of-way restrictions prohibit building or planting in the right-of-way. Unauthorized building or planting is known as right-of-way encroachment.
Explorer regularly conducts maintenance to trim trees and remove shrubs or structures that are on the right-of-way. We need to be able to clearly view the pipeline corridor during aerial or foot patrols as part of our safety practices.
In addition to visual inspections, we maintain a clear right-of-way to facilitate access to perform routine inspection activities as well as respond in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Call Before You Dig and Report Suspected Damage
You can protect pipelines near your home or business by calling before you dig and reporting suspected damage.
Call 811 before any excavation project—whether it’s building a shed, installing a swimming pool, planting a tree or adding a fence. Let us know at least 48 hours before starting your project to have all utility lines running beneath the property identified and marked. Calling before you dig prevents accidents and injury.
If you or someone you know accidentally scrapes, dents or damages Explorer’s pipeline, immediately report the damage by calling us at 888-876-0036.
All scrapes and dents must be inspected. If they’re not promptly repaired, the damage could result in a future leak or a serious accident.