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Help Support Damage Prevention Legislation

Hundreds of thousands of kilometres of pipes and cables are buried across Alberta. This infrastructure provides the essential services that are the lifeblood for our communities and of our way of life, including clean water, heat, power, cell service and internet.

Damaging a buried utility is dangerous for the workers involved and can deprive homes and businesses of essential services. Each year, damage to underground infrastructure costs Albertans more than $350 million. To ensure the safety of our workers, to help protect the integrity of our buried utility network and to preserve our essential services, Alberta needs damage prevention legislation.

The Alberta Common Ground Alliance has met with Alberta leaders to discuss provincial damage prevention legislation and we have received some great feedback and support.

The next step toward provincial damage prevention legislation is to demonstrate the dedication and support of our damage prevention and ground disturbance community. We need organizations like yours to submit a signed letter of support in favour of provincial damage prevention legislation in Alberta.

To get you started, we've developed a sample letter you can use. We ask that you please send your signed letter of support to executivedirector@albertacga.ca.

And show your support online by following @AB_CGA on Twitter and posting with the hashtag #DigSafe.

Your voice matters. Your support will move Bill S-229 forward.


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