Spring is in the air! With longer days and warmer weather officially upon us, many of us will be spending more time outside or taking advantage of a warm day to start those spring projects. Whether it’s fixing that fence or planting a new tree, make safety a priority by contacting your local One Call service before you start any digging.

Too often we encounter homeowners beginning outdoor projects near our pipeline without taking the time to place a one call to ensure their own safety, as well as the safety of their property and neighbours. If you started work without placing a one call, you’ll receive a visit from one of our Pipeline Protection Inspectors. They’ll ask you to stop work while they locate the pipeline and take some measurements and determine if a written permit from Trans Mountain is required. Your plans to fix the fence or plant the tree may have to wait, adding unnecessary time and stress to your project.

And that’s the best case scenario. The pipeline can be damaged if direct contact is made during excavation or other ground disturbance activities, which in rare occasions could result in a spill.

Take the time to plan ahead, put safety first and place a one call with your local One Call service three working days before breaking ground. Not only is it the law when digging near a federally regulated pipeline, but more importantly, it prevents accidental pipe damage and keeps you and everyone around you safe.

You can submit a One Call request to locate underground infrastructure by visiting clickbeforeyoudig.com.

Make the right call. Call or click before you dig.