CALL BEFORE YOU DIG!
Whether your project is big or small, in a city/town or in the most remote regions of BC, you should always call before you dig. No dig project is too small or location too remote. Safety is our number one concern.
Make that first important call before you dig!
As a homeowner, you may be digging to put in a new fence post, using a hand auger to bore a hole for the foundations of a new deck or planting a bush or small tree. If you are disturbing the ground you run the risk of cutting into an underground service with potential for loss of life, personal injury, damage to property, or disruption of a service.
Also as a homeowner you are probably asking yourself "is my project big enough to make it necessary to call?" The answer is: If you are disturbing the soil for any reason, regardless of the depth, play it safe, make the call. Gas and power, water and sewer and communications lines, all of which service most residential properties, may be buried close to the surface.
If you are hiring a contractor for your project ask him if he has made the call. If he has, get him to show you the information returned to him from our members. If he hasnŐt called, stop the work and get him to make the call. Remember, you may be liable for any personal injury or property damage that my result from work in your backyard or on your site.
Know How and Where to Dig - DIG SAFE!!