Whether you’re digging a foundation on a commercial jobsite, a swimming pool in your backyard or planting a tree, always know what’s below first. Before putting a shovel in the ground, contact your local One-Call Centre to have all underground utilities located and marked free of charge.
Consequences of unsafe digging include:
To ensure everyone’s safety, always call or click before you dig.
Online locate requests: clickbeforeyoudig.com
Mobile phone apps:
Alberta: Dig Info AB
Saskatchewan: Sask 1st Call
Online locate requests:
One Call Center: 811
One Call Center:
All states: 01.800.111.3333
Our company is committed to the safety of everyone living or working near our pipelines and associated facilities. Please keep in mind that certain activities can pose a risk to a pipeline and the people around it.
To ensure our pipelines and facilities operate safely, written consent from TransCanada must be obtained in Canada before any of the following:
1. Send a request for Consent:
When planning, and before any of the work or activities listed above can begin, a request for consent must be submitted to TransCanada. (See below section, "What You'll Need to Submit a Request")
2. Application assessment and consent:
Once your information has been assessed and potential impacts have been evaluated, TransCanada may:
a. Grant consent without any conditions
b. Grant consent that requires certain conditions to be met to assure safety, or
c. Not grant consent
3. Work or activity:
Once consent has been granted, the party completing the work or activity must contact clickbeforeyoudig.com or 811 (US) at least three business days before beginning the work.
TransCanada will send a representative to mark the location of any pipeline facilities. That representative must be present to oversee the work, so please plan your work schedule accordingly. Approvals documentation must also be kept onsite at all times.
Want to learn more?
Design characteristics of a crossing
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General conditions for construction near TransCanada ROW and facilities
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1. A request letter or email containing:
a. Applicant full name, address and contact telephone number/email address
b. Specific details of the proposed activity
c. Legal location (e.g., LSD and/or GPS) of the activity
2. Drawing(s)/survey plans clearly identifying your proposed activity/facility in relation to our affected facilities. TransCanada facilities must be labelled.
3. TransCanada may request completion of a TransCanada Crossing Information Requirements form depending on the activity being completed.