As a school official, you also make an important contribution to the team. It's important for you to know if pipelines are located near your school, and how to recognize a potential leak.
For school officials
Enbridge’s pipeline system doesn’t just run through communities—it connects them.
Pipelines are one of the safest, most efficient and most reliable way to transport energy resources. Pipelines play a vital role in our everyday lives, and are essential to our quality of life and economy—moving the products necessary for transportation, heating and cooling our homes, producing our food supply and manufacturing consumer products.
Enbridge operates thousands of miles of crude oil and natural gas pipelines throughout North America. Our top priority is operating our pipeline network safely. Our pipelines meet or exceed high government standards, and we work diligently—as we have for more than a half-century—to protect our pipeline network, because it means our neighbors and employees are protected as well.
As a school official, you also make an important contribution to the team. It’s important for administrators, teachers and staff at schools along our pipeline rights-of-way to:
- Call 811 or Click in the U.S., or Click/Call Before You Dig in Canada, if you plan on any soil-disturbing activities—including deep tilling, ditching, soil ripping, drain tile installation, digging fence posts, or building roads, sidewalks, driveways, ditches or buildings
- Know how and when to make a locate request, and how to excavate safely near pipelines;
- Know if there are pipelines near your school (in the United States or Canada), and who operates them;
- Know how to recognize a potential pipeline leak;
- Know what to do in a pipeline emergency situation;
- Know how we protect and maintain our pipelines;
- Know how to contact our Lands and Rights-of-Way (ROW) team; and
- Know how to report suspicious activity (in the United States or Canada).
We would be pleased to meet with school officials, faculty members or maintenance supervisors to provide information about our pipeline systems and emergency response plans. It’s critical that pipeline emergency response is included in the emergency response and evacuation plan for schools near pipelines.
Enbridge representatives are also available for presentations to faculty, staff, and students, to provide information about pipelines and the role they play in meeting our energy needs. Please contact us for more information.
Safety is our No. 1 priority. By completing a survey, you help us better understand how to communicate pipeline safety information.