Digging Seminar Encourages Community Safety

A seminar took place recently to show what it looks like when an excavator hits a natural gas pipeline. The mock demonstration gives a rare opportunity to see and hear what happens when a gas pipeline is ruptured. The event was sponsored by the City of Corpus Christi Nueces County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Gulf Coast Damage Prevention Council. Under the law, homeowners and excavators planning to dig are required to call Texas 811 for free information about buried lines.