SEATTLE – Washington state's top pipeline regulator says the industry could do a better job at making sure their safety message is being heard. The warning comes in the wake of a pipeline explosion last weekend that killed four people and leveled dozens of homes in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno.
The state believes all our major natural gas pipelines are in good shape. But the concern is pipelines under the street – residents don't necessarily know where they are.
If you are thinking about doing any work around your home that requires you to dig, you first need to call the Congressionally- mandated national 811 number before you dig. It's recommended you call three days before you dig.
Puget Sound Energy is surveying its customers to see if the message is getting through. It's also sending natural gas safety information to customers in counties where it doesn't even provide natural gas service.