More and more electrical systems are being installed underground. This underground service provides a low maintenance alternative and a reliable power supply while being aesthetically pleasing with no overhead lines in the view scape. However, with all of these benefits, underground electrical lines do pose a hazard when there is excavation planned.
Knowing where these buried lines are before you dig can avert a major catastrophe. If you are planning a project that involves excavation near buried electrical cables, call BC One Call at 1-800-474-6886 to confirm the location of all underground utility services at your construction site. You must also contact City Operations to have water, sanitary and storm sewers located within the city limits.