The I-77 corridor is one of the fastest growing areas of South Carolina. As communities grow the risk to pipelines, and in turn the public, increases. As development spreads attention should be given to the risks associated with underground utilities in highly populated areas. Natural gas pipelines are one of the safest modes of transportation, but excavation incidents involving pipelines can lead to injuries and damage to property.
The PEG partners want to proactively address utility safety on the front end of projects with those responsible for land use development. For additional information contact Glen Boatwright at (803) 323-5430 or your local PEG partner.
A leading cause of pipeline incidents across the nation is caused by outside force and excavation related activities. As a member of the SC811 Palmetto Utility Protection Service, otherwise known as PUPS, we advocate the use of 811 before excavation activities to protect the public.
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