Cable Locates and Digging

Call Before You Dig

It is the law to have utilities located before you dig under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Construction Projects 228). This means that before you dig, drill, auger or drive stakes into the ground, you must have had all underground services located. It's vital that you know what lies beneath the ground, not only for your safety, but also to prevent costly repairs.

One of our trained technicians will ensure that the location of Eastern Ontario Power owned underground electrical cables is marked and you are left with a drawing of the locate. You may be left with specific direction that includes hand digging a particular section.

It is important that your locates are done in short proximity of when you expect to complete the work. Weather elements can remove markings that identify underground equipment. If your underground project is not completed within 30 days from when the underground locate is completed, you must request another locate.

To make arrangements for an underground hydro locate call:




Construction sign on the street