Excavation without first knowing the location of the underground infrastructure, such as natural gas lines, electricity, cable and telecommunications wires, is the leading cause of damage to this infrastructure.
Call Or Click Before You Dig
If planning an excavation project, such as planting a tree, building a fence or adding new landscaping around your property, take the time to obtain your necessary locates by visiting www.clickbeforeyoudig.com or by contacting your provincial One-Call centre. It’s free and only takes a few moments!
Avoid digging within one meter on either side of the locate markings. Underground infrastructure could be as shallow as a few inches from the surface.
If you suspect a line was hit or smell gas, call 911 or the gas company. Leave the excavation open until it has been inspected by a certified representative.