Q. Can we just save some time by calling a private locator only and not Ontario One Call; they seem to use the same equipment as the public utility anyway?
A. No – There are three main reasons you cannot call a private locator only: 1) Private locators are not legally allowed to locate public utility infrastructure, 2) Private locators do not have access to all the information the public utility may have with regards to infrastructure location, and 3) You have not complied with the section of the legal stuff, that indicates the owner of the utility must be requested to mark its location.
Utility Locate FAQs
- No drilling was undertaken – Will we be invoiced anyway?
- Will you drill if locates are beyond 30 days old, even if nothing has changed?
- Do we need Ontario One Call for drilling inside?
- Can we just get a private locator instead of One Call?
- Do we need locates to decommission existing wells?
- What if most locates are done?
- What if the locator is coming later?
- What if other drillers will do it without complete locates?
- No locates, but the site owner knows where everything is
- What if we take responsibility for you hitting a line?
- We have as built drawings instead of locates
- We have witched it Is that okay?
- Do we need to contact hydro too?
- The building is abandoned; do we need locates?
- We are drilling at the base of an excavation
- There is more than one municipal address
- We are drilling on private property only; do we still need to get all the locates?