Dial Before You Dig
All individuals have a duty of care they must observe when working in the vicinity of underground infrastructure, such as water and sewer pipelines. A vital component of that duty of care is to use the Dial Before You Dig service before any digging or excavation commences. No matter the size of your project, you can be doing landscaping in your backyard or heavy work such as directional boring or directional drilling.
Underground pipes and cables carry vital services such as water, electricity, communications and gas - damaging them can cause widespread disruption and in some cases isolate entire communities from these essential basic services. Of course there is also the risk of personal injury and incurring significant financial penalties if you damage underground infrastructure.
Dial Before You Dig is a referral service for information on locating underground utilities anywhere in Australia. Dial Before You Dig is the essential first step of safe excavation. It is a quick and free service so it makes sense to use Dial Before You Dig every time. If you wish to enquire on underground assets, please use the Dial Before You Dig (NSW/ACT) link:
It is the excavator's responsibility to visually expose the underground pipes and cables manually ie. using potholing techniques. Council and other utilities can hold individuals and companies liable for damage caused to their network.
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