Pipeline construction doesn’t happen every day in Memphis and the northwest Mississippi communities, and we understand that you may have questions. We have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from our landowners to help you learn more about the Byhalia Connection Pipeline project, the construction process and our commitment to you.
The top of our pipeline will be buried at least three feet below the surface. In many places, the pipeline will be buried at a greater depth below the surface to further reduce the risk of potential damage from activities like digging or excavation.
Safety is our first priority and drives the decisions we make during the planning, design, construction and, ultimately, the operation of Byhalia Connection. We take great strides to construct and operate the pipeline in a safe and responsible manner:
Learn more about the safety measures we undertake.
The length of time we are on your property largely depends on the amount of pipe we need to install. Our teams will work hard to complete construction and clean-up in a timely manner and in a way that limits potential disruptions as much as possible. Throughout the process, we will be available to help you with issues that may come up. As we get closer to construction, we’ll provide you with information on what to expect and when.
If you are along the route, your land agent should have contacted you to set up a meeting or called to discuss any questions or concerns about your property. Our goal is to be open, honest and transparent, and to treat you with respect. We believe in developing lasting relationships with each of our landowners. If you have any additional questions that weren’t answered, or if you need contact information for your land agent, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pipelines like the Byhalia Connection are typically buried underground and have limited surface impact. Once construction is complete, our teams will work with you to restore the work area to as near to its original condition as possible and in accordance with the easement agreement. Once restoration is complete, many of our easements blend into the surrounding area; but for the pipeline markers installed along the route, you might not even notice that it’s there.
You still own your land and it can be used in a variety of ways – to grow crops, pasture livestock or for a variety of recreational purposes. However, because we need to access our pipelines for occasional maintenance, the easement must remain clear of trees, large shrubs and permanent structures.
Before digging or starting any new construction or gardening projects, please call 811, the national “call before you dig” number, so we, and other utilities in your area, can verify the location of pipelines and other buried infrastructure on your property.
You shouldn’t expect to see property values change if you have a pipeline on your property. In fact, after the project is complete, you can continue using your land – whether it’s for your family, business, farming or recreation – as long as the right-of-way remains clear of trees, large shrubs and permanent structures.