As a homeowner, contractor, or developer, it is your responsibility to ensure that any outside projects are carried out safely. If you are doing any work that involves digging such as installing a fence, planting a tree or excavating for a pool, it is important to get utility locates before breaking ground to avoid hitting any underground infrastructure.
Underground networks of services including power lines might be buried on your property. Accidentally hitting one can cause injury, property damage and inconvenient outages.
It's the Law.
Having utilities located before you dig is required by law under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (see Construction Projects 228).
For additional important information, visit the Ontario One Call website.