PAW Mission Statement

The Pipeline Association of Washington (PAW) is comprised of pipeline operators in Washington that are dedicated to promoting pipeline safety by providing information for excavators, state residents, businesses, emergency responders and public officials.


Washington Pipelines

Approximately 24,300 miles of pipelines crisscross Washington, transporting natural gas, crude and other energy products every day to homes, businesses and to other parts of the country.  Pipelines transport products that are part of our everyday life and contribute to Washington’s community tax base.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission’s (UTC) Pipeline Safety Group inspects, regulates and enforces intrastate gas pipeline safety requirements.  The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), within the U. S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspects, regulates and enforces interstate gas pipeline safety requirements and both interstate and intrastate liquid pipeline safety requirements.

Washington Resources

Learn more about how Washington 811 operates and what to do before you dig. More

Learn more about Washington's One-Call Law – RCW 19.122. More

View maps of transmission pipelines in your vicinity. More

Learn more about Washington’s state pipeline regulatory agency. More

Learn more about Washington’s dig law. More

Learn how to prevent damage to buried utilities. More

Review Washington's pipeline incident data. More

Learn how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. More

Government & Emergency Official Resources. More