Safe Ditching and Brushing Practices Near Pipelines

Several times a year TC Energy finds that landowners have brushed and ditched over high-pressure pipelines without authorization posing a great danger to themselves and the public.  TC Energy has provided information related to safe brushing and ditching.

Please assure that you follow the guidelines to help prevent an accidental line strike. 

Brushing Safely:

Prior to any brushing, you must also submit a line locate request. To ensure the safety of those living and working near our pipelines, written consent from TC Energy must be obtained in Canada before any of the following:

  • Constructing or installing a facility across, on, along or under a TC Energy pipeline right-of-way.
  • Conducting ground disturbance (excavation or digging) on or within the prescribed area (30 metres or 100 feet from the centreline of the pipeline).
  • Driving a vehicle, mobile equipment or machinery across a TC Energy pipeline right-of-way outside the travelled portion of a highway or public
  • Using any explosives within 300 metres or 1,000 feet of TC Energy’s pipeline right-of-way.

Read more about Brushing guidelines here.

 

Ditching Safely:

Prior to any ditching, you must also submit a line locate request. To ensure our pipelines and facilities operate safely, written consent from TC Energy must be obtained in Canada before any of the following:

  • Constructing or installing a facility across, on, along or under a TC Energy pipeline right-of-way.
  • Conducting ground disturbance (excavation or digging) on or within the prescribed area (30 metres or 100 feet from the centreline of the pipeline).
  • Driving a vehicle, mobile equipment or machinery across a TC Energy pipeline right-of-way outside the travelled portion of a highway or public
  • Using any explosives within 300 metres or 1,000 feet of TC Energy’s pipeline right-of-way.

Read more about Ditching guidelines here.

 

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