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April is Dig Safe Month: call or click before you dig!

April is Dig Safe Month: call or click before you dig!

Utilities Kingston reminds residents who might be planning to dig anywhere on their property to contact Ontario One Call at least one week before you dig. It’s the law.

Some underground cables or lines are just below the surface, and we’re asking you to put safety first.

Severed underground lines could cause explosions, electrocution, flooding and/or a loss of essential services – and you could be liable for restoration costs and potential legal action.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Ontario One Call is a free service that shows you where municipal gas lines, water and sewer mains, and electrical or fibre-optic lines are located on your property. Call 1-800-400-2255 or click to make your locate request. Ontario One Call will need:

-         the address where the digging will take place (including the nearest intersection)

-         a description of the work being done

-         your phone number and email address

The Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) in conjunction with the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) have designated April as Dig Safe Month. This month is dedicated to raising awareness of safe digging practices across Canada to improve safety and reduce damages to underground infrastructure.