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Click Before You Dig

Natural gas pipelines can be buried mere centimeters below the surface. You need to obtain utility location services before starting any project involving ground disturbance to avoid damaging these pipelines. This includes projects such as water and sewer installations; wire or cable installations; grading changes; planting trees; fence and deck installations; and landscaping. Any time your shovel, auger, backhoe or other mechanical equipment goes into the ground, you need to know what’s below the surface to avoid dangerous contact with buried utilities.

Damaging buried natural gas pipelines can be dangerous and costly, potentially resulting in:



Before you start any project that will disturb the ground, follow these steps: 

  1. Plan Your Work Area
    Avoid digging within one metre of either side of the markings.
  1. Dig Safe
    If you dig within 1 metre of a natural gas pipeline, carefully expose the pipeline using hand digging methods to avoid contact with the pipeline.

For more information on safe digging practices, visit:

Alberta One Call

Alberta Common Ground Alliance