Pipeline Safety

What We Do

We operate more than 37,000 kilometers of underground natural gas distribution pipelines. We take many steps to ensure safe, reliable operation of our network of natural gas pipelines, such as:

  • Design, construct, and test our pipelines to meet or exceed requirements set by industry standards and regulatory authorities 
  • Continuously monitor the entire network
  • Perform regular field surveys to detect leaks and confirm corrosion prevention methods are working as intended 
  • Complete internal pipeline inspections 
  • Oversee digging in close proximity to vital pipelines 

What You Can Do

You also play an important role in public and pipeline safety. 

To safely excavate and prevent damages to natural gas pipelines, excavators should review and follow our Third Party Requirements in the Vicinity of Natural Gas Facilities at all times.

Please contact us if you see any of the following near a pipeline:

  • Unsafe or unauthorized construction
  • Vehicles parked or abandoned
  • Suspicious packages
  • Strangers taking pictures or videos or asking suspicious questions about the area  

Identifying Pipelines:

Pipeline MarkerMarkers like the one shown here provide the general location of a pipeline. The placement should never be used as a reference for their exact location.

Pipeline markers may not always be present and even if they are, you're still required to call before you dig.

Understanding the Right-of-Way:

Natural gas pipelines are usually installed underground in a strip of land commonly referred to as an “easement” or “right-of-way”. These spaces should be kept free of trees and permanent structures so we have access to inspect and maintain the pipeline or respond to emergencies.

To view our Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Information Guide click here.

Pour voir notre guide sur la sécurité des gazoducs cliquez ici.

Enbridge's Emergency Management Program and Procedures

Enbridge is prepared and will work with emergency responders to protect the public and environment in the event of an emergency. Enbridge uses the Incident Command System to respond to all incidents and emergencies. This will ensure a structured and coordinated response and allow us to work effectively with all first responders.

Emergency Procedures are available to emergency response organizations and the public in our areas of operation. Emergency procedures focus on first-response actions and contain notification and response requirements for emergency response teams both inside and outside of the Enbridge organization.

Enbridge's Emergency Procedures Manual meets all applicable regulations and has been approved by the National Energy Board.

To access the emergency procedures manuals, fill in the form below and submit.

To view the full Emergency Management Program information, click here.

Pour consulter l'information complète sur le programme de gestion des urgences en français, cliquez ici

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Call Before You Dig

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If you're digging around your home to install a fence, renovate or plant a tree, call before you dig. It’s the law.

Learn more about safe digging