Landowners & Residents

Working Together

Landowners and residents, we recognize that you play an important role in maintaining the integrity of our pipelines and encourage you to partner with us. Working together, we can help ensure your safety and the safety of the community.

Our Commitment To You

  • We will work with you when planning the location of property improvements, such as building a deck or patio, installing a fence or planting trees.
  • We will respond promptly to your 811 call request and will mark the location of the pipeline on your property.
  • We will conduct routine inspections and ongoing maintenance of the pipeline on your property. We will notify you in advance of any scheduled maintenance.

Help Us Help You

  • Please contact us prior to planning any type of construction project or planting on or near the pipeline right of way.
  • Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a contractor, smart digging means dialing 811, the national “Call Before You Dig” phone number, at least three business days prior to starting any project. This free call can help protect you from physical harm resulting from damage to a buried pipeline or other underground utility.
  • Help to ensure the safety of the pipeline and the public by reporting any excavation, suspicious activities or pipeline release on or near the right of way.

Property Development Specifications

Property developments and improvements such as houses, sheds, fences, driveways, pools, decks, trees and landscaping near underground pipelines can be dangerous. This is why we established specific guidelines for property development, including setback distances.

Setback Distances

New house, business, place of public assembly 50′
Addition to an existing dwelling, etc. 50′
Unoccupied permanent structure 50′
Garage 50′
Barn 50′
Deck and patio 50′
Swimming pool 50′
Pond 50′
Semi-moveable structure 25′
Garden shed 25′
Septic tank and leach field 25′
Telephone/light pole 25′
Water well 25′
Trees 25′
Yard light or mailbox 10′
Fence post 5′

Safe Digging

With multiple underground facilities and utilities located on your property, it is essential to know what is below. Whether you are planning a do-it-yourself project or hiring a professional, safe digging means contacting 811 before starting your job.

Planning a project below? Call 811 before you dig.

  • Plating Trees or Shrubs

    Plating Trees or Shrubs

  • Building a Fence

    Building a Fence

  • Building a Patio or Deck

    Building a Patio or Deck

  • Installing Outdoor Lighting

    Installing Outdoor Lighting

  • Digging a Pong or Pool

    Digging a Pong or Pool

  • Installing a Mailbox Post

    Installing a Mailbox Post

Steps for Safe Digging

Call 811

Call 811 at least 3 business days before you dig or you can submit an online request at


Wait for underground facilities and utilities to be marked

Dig Carefully

Be mindful when digging to avoid any underground pipes or cables

Hitting what's underground can hurt you:

Hitting a Pipeline

Possibility of an explosion

Hitting an Electrical Line

Possibility of being electrocuted

Protecting Your Safety

Use your sense of sight, hearing and smell to recognize and respond to a potential pipeline release.

Signs of a Potential Pipeline Release include:

  • A rainbow sheen on water

    A rainbow sheen on water

  • A Pond of Liquid on the Ground

    A Pond of Liquid on the Ground

  • A dense white cloud of fog

    A dense white cloud of fog

  • Dead or Discolored Vegetation

    Dead or Discolored Vegetation

  • An Unusual Hissing or Roaring Noise

    An Unusual Hissing or Roaring Noise

  • An unusual odor such as gasoline, oil, sulfur or a rotten egg smell

    An unusual odor such as gasoline, oil, sulfur or a rotten egg smell

Steps to Take in the Event of a Pipeline Release:



Move as far away as safety possible

Call 911

Dial 911 once it is safe to do so

Call Paramount Pipeline LLC

Call us when it is safe to do so at 1-562-748-4751

Stay Away

Stay away and keep others away as well


  • Walk through or touch any liquid or vapor that may have come from the pipeline
  • Attempt to stop material from leaking, shut off valves or put out a fire
  • Create any source of ignition (starting an engine, turning switches on or off, etc.)

Inspection and Maintenance

We will notify you in person, by mail, or by phone of any scheduled inspections or maintenance that requires access to the pipeline right of way on your property.

You will be notified of: