Sturgeon Proclaims Safe Dig Month
During the Regular Council Meeting of April 24, 2012, Sturgeon County Council gave its unanimous support in proclaiming April as Safe Dig Month. The proclamation is in response to a request from the Alberta Common Ground Alliance (ABCGA), working in concert with Alberta One Call, that all Alberta municipalities proclaim the month of April as Safe Dig Month.
“As partners involved in buried infrastructure and an organization that approves Development and Building permits, Sturgeon County has a strong desire to minimize damage to buried infrastructure,” says Interim Chief Administrative Officer Peter Tarnawsky. “Using the Alberta One-Call service protects the buried infrastructure, as well as the lives and properties of all Sturgeon County residents.”
By supporting the proclamation, Sturgeon County stands behind the ABCGA’s position that all ground disturbers, including contractors, homeowners and land owners, can save time and money and keep themselves and the province safe and connected by following ground disturbance and buried facility damage prevention Best Practices. These Best Practices include making that simple call to Alberta One-Call in advance of any ground disturbance project, waiting for the buried facility locates to be done, respecting the locate marks, exposing any conflicting buried facilities before using mechanical excavation equipment and digging with care.