FPL | Pipeline safety and you

Pipeline Safety and You 


Pipelines exist almost everywhere throughout the country and transport the fuel that ultimately becomes electricity. To see pipelines operated by FPL in Florida, visit www.FPL.com/pipelinemaps. To learn more about other pipelines operated in your area, visit the online National Pipeline Mapping System.

Why does pipeline safety matter to me?

You may not realize it, but there could be underground utility lines on or near your property or worksite. Digging or excavating near these pipelines is dangerous, whether you’re digging a small hole for a fencepost or excavating an entire lot.

Call 811 before you dig

What you can’t see can hurt you, so before you reach for a shovel, reach for the phone and call Sunshine 811. One easy call to 811 starts the process of getting underground utility lines marked. Make that call at least two full business days before you start digging; utility company locators will mark the approximate location and type of underground utilities with paint and flags. This is a free service.

Awareness is the answer

Please call FPL at one of the emergency numbers below if you observe any signs of a leak, unusual conditions or abnormal activities in the pipeline corridor.

Signs of leaks and ruptures

  • Pooling black petroleum (oil pipeline)
  • Strong petroleum smell or a sulphur smell like rotten eggs (gas pipeline)
  • Dead vegetation near a pipeline
  • Hissing, gurgling or roaring sound

Suspicious activity

  • Unauthorized digging
  • Suspected tampering

Emergency Contacts

Call one of the following numbers if you have an emergency. Operators are on duty 24 hours a day.

Palm Beach, Martin, Seminole and Volusia counties (561) 844-5084
Manatee County (941) 722-1163
Broward County (954) 525-9275

Learn more from our Pipeline Safety brochure

Download our brochure for more information about pipeline safety tips and FPL’s pipeline operations: