Jan 30, 2019
Owner of Spirit Hills Winery
Whether you’re planting a tree, digging a trench or building a fence, it is important to be aware of what’s under the ground, like water, gas and sewer lines, before you dig.
Safe digging is as simple as contacting 01.800.111.3333 before starting your job. A TransCanada representative will come to your property and mark the pipeline(s) with flags and/or paint to ensure you are aware of their location before digging. The service is free and will help protect you and your neighbors.
A crossing or encroachment is a temporary or permanent structure across, on, along or under a pipeline facility or pipeline right-of-way. A crossing can also mean equipment or machinery crossing over the pipeline right-of-way or facility site. Like excavations, crossings and encroachments can pose a threat to the pipeline. Always call 01.800.111.3333 before crossing our pipelines.
Although a pipeline leak is rare, it is important to know how to recognize the signs. Use your senses of smell, sight and hearing to detect a potential pipeline leak.
If you witness any of the signs listed above, or any other unusual sights, sounds or smells near a pipeline location, follow these steps immediately: