Public Awareness


Our public awareness programs is designed to enhance public safety and environmental protection by sharing information with property owners, businesses, excavators, emergency responders, public officials and other interested parties to help them better understand their roles.

To request copies of these brochures or other public awareness program information, send an email to or call toll-free at 800-945-5426.

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Test Your Knowledge

Did you know that you should call 811 or your state’s One Call number at least 48 hours before you start an excavation project? Do you know how to detect a natural gas or hazardous liquids leak?

Test your knowledge to see how much you know about pipeline safety. Select the group that best applies to you.

Someone who works with excavation equipment or is involved with an excavation organization such as a construction company, a public works or maintenance group, landscapers or fencing companies.

Take the Excavator Test.

Someone who works as a first responder, including firefighters and law enforcement officers or public safety and emergency planning and management employees.

Take the Emergency Responder test.

For the purposes of this survey, the general public includes all other individuals such as homeowners, residents, landowners, students, churches or businesses.

Take the General Public test.

For the purposes of this survey, public officials include any individual elected to a position within local, state or federal government.

Take the Public Officials test.

If your school is located near a pipeline or above-ground facility, it’s important that faculty, staff and administration personnel know the signs of a potential pipeline leak and the location of any pipelines near your school.

Take the School Administrator test.

Pipelines can shift over time due to soil erosion, deep plowing and other reasons. For your own safety and to protect your farmland always call 811 before ditching, fencing, installing drain tile, clearing land or other excavation-related activities.

Take the Farmers test.