What to do before you dig

Contact Info-Excavation

Before starting any work that calls for digging, be it to install a pool, fence or patio, submit a locate request to Info-Excavation online or by calling 1 800 663-9228. It’s free!

You’ve hired contractors to do the work? Ask them to perform the necessary verifications. Every broken pipe requires the fire department and Gaz Metro's emergency service to intervene.
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Depth of the natural gas lines

The depth of natural gas pipes varies. While the pipes themselves do not move, the contours of the land where they are located may have changed over the years. You should therefore dig either manually or with vacuum excavation equipment to check first, so you can avoid damaging any underground structures.

For more information and to know what factors you need to take into account when planning and carrying out your work, see the following guide.
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Prevention basics

While natural gas is one of the safest and cleanest energy sources, it is nevertheless important to follow the basic rules of prevention, maintenance and installation for natural gas equipment.

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In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.If service is not available in your region, call 1 800 361-8003.