What To Do If You Suspect A Leak
- Immediately leave the area.
- If possible, turn off any equipment being used at or near the suspected leak. Abandon any equipment being used and move upwind from the suspected leak.
- From a safe location, call 911 or your local emergency response number, along with the pipeline company. Call collect, if needed, and give your name, phone number, description of the suspected leak, and its location.
- Warn others to stay away, when possible.
Pipelines in South Carolina may include large-diameter lines carrying energy products to population centers, as well as small-diameter lines that may deliver natural gas to businesses and households in your neighborhood.
The energy products carried in pipelines fuel our lives and our livelihoods. They heat our homes and schools, power our industrial base and enable our daily commutes.
Pipelines are by far the safest method for transporting energy products. However, when pipeline incidents occur they can present significant risks to the public and the environment.
That's why we encourage everyone in South Carolina to learn about pipelines and the products they carry, as well as a few simple steps you can take to help us ensure pipeline safety in your community.