No one wants to be the one who takes out the cable or electricity for the neighborhood or worse yet hits an underground gas line.
To avoid problems its a good idea to click or call before you dig.
The former Alberta One-Call, Alberta Common Ground Alliance, and the Joint Utility Safety Team have gotten together under the new name: Utility Safety Partners.
In February they had 16,928 locate requests, and 94 per cent of them came through "click before you dig," and only six per cent were called in.
They work to keep people and infrastructure safe by providing awareness, education, and utility locates so workers and homeowners don't make contact with overhead and underground lines.
With spring here a lot of homeowners may be thinking about building a new fence or a new deck but it's a good idea to make an inquiry about overhead and underground lines first.