Water, Sewer and Storm Utilities Locate Request

Buried utility lines can be potentially dangerous and costly to repair if damaged during any project that requires ground disturbance. This is why you must first formally submit a request to all operators of utilities to locate all buried lines such as gas, electricity, fibre optic, water and sewer, etc. in the area where the ground disturbance will be occurring.

From boring post holes for a fence to digging a basement, planting a tree, or replace an old utility line, respecting the markings helps to identify the locations of utility lines and help you plan and complete your project safely.

Locate Request Process

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Whether you are landscaping, building a new fence or deck, or simply planting a garden, disturbing the ground on your property can cause damage to a buried utility. Some utilities are buried mere centimeters below the surface.
The result of a contact with a buried line can range from loss of an essential service for you or your neighbours to serious injury or fatalities. The financial costs of repairing any damage you cause to a buried utility will be borne by you, the excavator.
Before you disturb the ground for any reason, Know What’s Below!

What is a Locate Request? A request to have any buried utilities identified and marked prior to an excavation is called a Locate Request. Submit your Locate Request below.

Before submitting the locate request

  • Pre-mark the dig site with white paint and/or flags.
  • Collect the details about the scope and extent of the ground disturbance and exact location.
  • Wait until all utilities have been marked before digging.

The Town of Blackfalds does not locate water, sewer or storm lines on private property. Service lines on private property are owned by and the responsibility of the landowner. If a landowner wishes to locate service lines on private property, we recommend that you hire a qualified contractor to perform the locate.

Water, Sewer and/or Storm Locate Request Submission Form

Reminder: This locate request is for Water, Sewer and Storm locates within the Town of Blackfalds boundaries only.

Clarify roadway; front, rear, side of property address; N/E/S/W of roadway

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By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that:

  1. your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document;
  2. you authorize this form to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and;
  3. you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

FOIP Statement

Personal information collected through this online form will be used for the sole purpose of processing the Utility/Tax Exempt Application with the Town of Blackfalds. This information is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and will be protected under Part 2 of the Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the collection and/or use of this information, please contact the Records Management & FOIP Coordinator at 403.885.6370 or by email at foip@blackfalds.com.