Spring has arrived in Alberta and so has the digging season! Whether you’re planning to build a fence, plant a tree or undertake any kind of digging project this spring or summer, make sure you remember to follow these three steps:
Click Before You Dig: Visit clickbeforeyoudig.com or call 1-877-242-3447 to request the location of natural gas lines be marked before you dig. This should be done at least two working days in advance and sooner during the busy spring season.
Plan Your Work Area: Avoid digging within one metre of either side of the locate markings if possible.
Dig Carefully: If you must dig near gas lines, dig gradually and carefully with a shovel.
Every April, ATCO steps up their awareness campaigns for Safe Digging Month, an initiative of the Alberta Common Ground Alliance. It’s part of our year-round efforts to educate people on the importance of digging safely around natural gas lines.
Visit the ATCO Pipelines Excavating & Digging page or the ATCO Gas Damage Prevention page for more safe digging tips.
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