Call Before You Dig!!

Hit lines are expensive
You could be liable for the costs to repair the line

Whether your project is big or small – make the call...

Alberta First Call 1.800.242.3447

Rocky Gas Office (403) 845-2766

Line locations are FREE and NECESSARY

Reasons for Line Hits

  • The most common reason a gas line is hit is because the homeowner or contractor did not have underground lines located before the start of their project.
  • The second most common reason is that the line was not properly hand exposed.
  • Lines have been hit digging fence post holes, anchoring supports for decks and swing sets, planting trees, removing tree roots, driving landscaping stakes into the ground, digging trenches etc.

You Need to Know

  • Hitting a natural gas line has a big impact on service. Customers can be without gas service for anywhere from an hour to one or more days, depending on where the hit line is located and the extent of the damage.
  • Gas lines could be buried just a few inches down. Gas lines are initially installed about 0.8 meters (32 inches) deep in customers’ yards, lanes or easements, but as structures are built and grade changes are made (soil is added or removed), lines can be much closer to the surface.
  • If your project requires digging within 5 METRES on either side of locate marks, expose the gas line by hand for 1 meter on either side of the gas line before using any mechanical digging equipment or machinery.
  • Do not construct any buildings, additions, garages, enclosed patios, decks, or garden sheds over gas lines or utility easements. Please call Rocky Gas Co-op Ltd. to determine what is allowed under provincial regulations.
  • Plant trees at least one metre away from locate marks. More distance is required if you are planting larger trees using machinery such as a tree spade. If you are unsure, call Rocky Gas Co-op Ltd. office before planting.


Phone(403) 845-2766

Fax(403) 845-5720


4922 43 St, Box 697
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1A5

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Rocky Gas Co-op Ltd.

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