Call Before You Dig

Smell gas? Leave the area and contact Greater Minnesota Gas at 888-931-3411.

The leading cause of natural gas accidents and pipeline damage is excavation. Before you stab a shovel into your yard, expand a garden or field, or bring in the diggers to excavate an area of land, call 811 to learn where gas pipelines and other utilities are buried.

1. Make a Call, Prevent an Emergency

Call 811 (www.call811.com) or 1-800-252-1166 (www.gopherstateonecall.org) at least two business days before you dig.

2. Wait to Dig

Trained technicians will mark the location of the utilities and pipelines at no cost to you.

3. Respect Line Markers

Leave line flags in place while you work to prevent an accident.

4. Dig with Care

Diligent digging can prevent a visit from the emergency response team.

Get in touch with the natural gas safety team at Greater Minnesota Gas to report a leak or get your safety questions answered.

Call Before You Dig

Are you utilizing the Gopher State One Call 811 system? You must call in locates at least two business days prior to doing any digging on your property. By following this important step, you will prevent service interruption for both you and your neighbors.

 

Safety Tip

Always leave at least 18 inches of clearance around your gas furnace & water heater, and at least 6 inches around gas stoves and clothes dryers.