Dig Safe Month flag raised at Niagara Region Headquarters

April is Dig Safe Month and Niagara Region wants the public to think twice about underground utilities and "Call Before You Dig". Niagara Region Water-Wastewater staff raised the Dig Safe flag in International Plaza at Niagara Region Headquarters this week to recognize Dig Safe Month in Ontario.

Dig Safe Month is designed to coincide with the unofficial start of spring digging season and to serve as a reminder to contractors and homeowners that they need to call or click before they start digging.

"Whether it’s a homeowner installing a fence or a construction crew replacing a watermain, people need to understand where underground utilities are located before they dig," said Bruce Zvaniga, Commissioner of Public Works.

Established in 1996, Ontario One Call is a not-for-profit organization that acts as a communications link between Niagara Region and anyone planning to dig. Damage to Niagara Region’s infrastructure could create potential safety hazards and often results in unplanned service outages. The vast majority of those incidents could be prevented by following safe digging procedures.

We can all support Dig Safe initiatives by calling for locates before beginning any outdoor digging project, large or small. If a neighbour is planning a digging project, remind them to call or click for locates before they break ground by calling 1-800-400-2255 or visiting OntarioOneCall.ca.

Media Inquiries

Janet Rose
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3215

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