If you are considering digging into the ground on your property, put down that shovel.
Under federal and provincial law, all homeowners and contractors are required to notify the appropriate utility companies before doing any excavation work.
Dig Safe System
To help you comply with this legislation many utility companies have banded together to form the Dig Safe System. By contracting the program, you can fulfil both provincial and federal requirements for notification during any digging, trenching, blasting, demolishing, boring, backfilling, grading, landscaping and similar projects.
Making a Request
To determine whether the project you want to undertake is viable, you can simply visit www.tcenergy.com . There you will find a list of province specific numbers to call to learn the exact location of pipelines and other underground utility installations on your property.
Marking utilities before beginning any earth moving project is not only the law, it may also protect you from a potentially life-threatening accident.