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 teacher, parents see you as the authority on classroom safety for their child. Ensure that your parents know about any pipelines near your school, and share this site with school administrators, faculty and families.