Pipelines comprise an unseen and unheard energy product network that spans our property, communities, states and country. There are over 2 million miles of underground pipelines in the United States. It may surprise you to learn that many elementary schools are located within a half-mile of a buried pipeline.
Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy products, like crude oil or natural gas. Though serious pipeline problems are very rare, they require quick action and careful safety planning to mitigate any issue. As a parent-teacher group member, you have a unique relationship as an information gatekeeper for your school. Be a safety sounding board and share pipeline safety information with your school administrators, faculty and families.