If you're planning to excavate, the last thing you want to do is hit a cable.
Whether you're a homeowner wanting to replace a fence, a contractor installing a new cable or pipe along a street, or working on a roading or footpath project you should check the location of underground services. This will ensure you avoid damage to underground power, water, gas and telecommunication services while also ensuring the safety of the people working on your project.
You should use beforeUdig.co.nz if you're:
Designing or building new underground assets
Doing road or footpath restoration works
Planning maintenance on existing underground assets
Building a new fence
Laying a new driveway
Planning a new subdivision or development
Undertaking cultivation on a paddock that you may not have done before - underground assets can often be found under rural land, particularly those close to roads.
It’s critical that you locate cables before you start any excavation work. We can assist you with this and in most cases it's a free service.
If you are physically locating cables yourself make sure you fully understand your responsibilities and safe practices before you start by reading these guidelines.