March 31, 2014 12:20 ET
Community-owned energy company and ORCGA officially launch Dig Safe Month
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 31, 2014) - PowerStream, a community-owned energy company committed to safety, has partnered with the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) to remind customers to call before they dig when beginning a construction project.
Tuesday marks the start of 'Dig Safe Month' a provincial initiative to promote safety and reduce damages to underground infrastructure by raising awareness of safe digging practices. PowerStream is celebrating Dig Safe Month in a number of ways, including a ceremonial flag-raising of the Dig Safe flag at its head office in Vaughan and South Operations Centre in Markham.
Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get the location of their underground utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call - even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. Residents and small business customers taking on any new project should always remember the following steps:
1. Call 'Ontario One Call' before digging at 1-800-400-2255
2. Wait for a PowerStream cable locater to arrive and mark the area
3. Respect the marks; avoid digging in these areas
4. Dig with care
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 365,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.
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