PowerStream, a community-owned energy company serving Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, is once again partnering with the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) to remind customers to call before they dig prior to beginning a construction project.
Wednesday, April 1, marks the start of this year’s ‘Dig Safe Month’, a provincial initiative to promote safety and reduce damages to underground infrastructure by raising awareness of safe digging practices.
PowerStream is supporting Dig Safe Month in a number of ways including sponsorship of ORCGA’s Dig Safe kick-off ceremony held Wednesday morning at Barrie City Hall and holding ceremonial flag raisings, featuring the Dig Safe flag, at PowerStream’s head office in Vaughan as well as the company’s operation centre in Markham.
Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get the location of the underground utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call — even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. Residents and small business customers taking on any new projects should always remember the following steps:
- Call ‘Ontario One Call’ before digging at 1-800-400-2255
- Wait for a PowerStream cable locator to arrive and mark the area
- Respect the marks; avoid digging in these areas
- Dig with care