April Is Safe Digging Awareness Month.
April is designated as Safe Digging Awareness Month in Canada and the United States; however, safe digging is important all year. Make sure to always know what’s below the ground before conducting any digging or excavation activities. To ensure your safety and to protect vital underground utilities, it is crucial to always “Call or Click before Digging”.
Whether you live or work in a remote rural area, or in a city, underground utilities are always present. Any activity that creates ground disturbances over one foot (30 centimetres) deep requires a call to your local one call center at least two business days in advance. This includes installing posts for decks, dugouts, preparing driveways, planting trees and certain types of farming activities likeinstalling drain tile and deep plowing.
Play it safe: call or click before you dig.
Alliance is a proud partner in promoting April Safe Digging Awareness Month.
- Uniform Color Codes – temporary markings of buried utilities
- Living and Working Near Pipelines – National Energy Board’s brochure
- About 811
- Click Before You Dig
CALL OR CLICK BEFORE YOU DIG
(72 hours in advance)
Calls to your provincial One-Call centre are free.
British Columbia (BC One Call)
Alberta (Alberta One-Call Corporation)
Saskatchewan (Sask 1st Call)
In the US
(2 business days in advance)
Calling your local One-Call centre is free. You can also dial 811 to be redirected to the One-Call centre in your area.
North Dakota One Call
Minnesota Gopher State One Call
Iowa One Call
JULIE (Illinois One Call System)