Safe Ditching & Brushing Near Pipelines

Safe Ditching & Brushing Near Pipelines
Posted on 11/01/2019

By Brent Clair, Regional Land Representative for TC Energy.

Several times a year TC Energy finds that landowners have brushed and ditched over high-pressure pipelines without authorization posing great danger to themselves and the public.  TC Energy is reaching with the hope that sharing information may prevent an accidental line strike.

Brushing near pipelines.

Working safely around our facilities

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 road.

• Using any explosives within 300 metres or 1,000 feet of TC Energy’s pipeline right-of-way.

 

For more information download TC Energy’s sate brushing fact sheet.

 

Ditching.

Working safely around our facilities

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 road.

• Using any explosives within 300 metres or 1,000 feet of TC Energy’s pipeline right-of-way.

 

For more information download TC Energy’s sate ditching fact sheet.