There is a possibility that our gas pipeline may cross through the sewer pipe on your property. This is called a cross bore and occurs when trenchless technology was used to install underground utility lines.
Plumbers and homeowners often use a rotating cutter that can be inserted in the sewer line to clear a clog. While good for clearing out objects such as tree roots, these devices can also cut through natural gas pipelines and other underground utility lines that were unintentionally installed through sewer lines that were not mapped or installed with locating technology.
If a cross bore exists, it can cause a natural gas emergency if the pipeline is cut. Natural gas could enter the sewer system and create a hazardous situation, including explosion, complete destruction of the structure, injury, or death.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: