Resources for Farmers

Farming activities, such as laying field tile, digging ponds and installing fences, account for a significant number of damages to pipelines.  75% of the liquid pipeline releases involving farming activities could have been prevented with a free call to 811.  Use the resources below to learn more about the pipelines near your farm.




Living MPL

Living Along the Pipeline – What You Need to Know

Provides pipeline safety information for landowners and residents of pipelines operated by MPL. Includes information about right-of-way protection, safe digging and integrity management activities.
(PDF) 25.3 MB

Property Development Guide

Property Development Specifications

Marathon Pipe Line LLC’s Property Development Specifications provide guidance on how to safely excavate near pipelines.  The specifications include important information regarding field tile ditching, deep plowing and land contour modifications.
(PDF) 998 KB

More Publications

Dig Safely for Farmers

"Tips for safe farming near underground utilities. Includes an overview of the American Public Works Association Uniform Color Codes. Developed by the Common Ground Alliance."
(PDF) 482 KB 

Safe Digging Guide for Residents

Safe digging reference booklet for those living near pipelines operated by Marathon Pipeline LLC. Includes recommended setbacks and general guidelines for landscaping, fencing, driveways, drainage and septic systems and removal or deposit of dirt..
(PDF) 20.2 MBK


Find the general location of Marathon Pipe Line LLC's above and underground pipeline system near your farm and information about the line.
Information about the 811 process and state specific reference information.
Find the general location of all underground transmission pipelines near your farm.

Pipeline 101 Website

Information about pipelines provided by the Association of Oil Pipelines and the American Petroleum Institute.