Working in your community
SaskEnergy owns and maintains the infrastructure required to provide natural gas service, including the meter. To ensure safe, reliable service and to meet regulatory requirements, we perform a variety of tests and inspections on our system throughout the province each year.
SaskEnergy personnel or an authorized contractor may need to enter your yard or property to access above and below ground equipment depending on the type of inspection.
Types of Inspections
- Leak Survey: using handheld devices or vehicle-mounted technology, we inspect gas lines above and below the ground for leaks.
- Cathodic Protection: tests are performed on the anti-corrosion system to ensure it's functioning properly.
- Encroachments: visual, above ground inspections ensure gas line easements are clear of obstructions or hazards.
SaskEnergy personnel or an authorized contractor will complete the inspections. Authorized contractors will carry identification indicating they work for SaskEnergy.
Authorized contactors from the following companies may need access to your property to complete this important work:
- CP Technical Services Ltd.
- Hetek Solutions Inc.
- Shermco Industries
- West Country Energy Services
When to Expect Us
Inspections can occur throughout the year and take place in different areas of the province. At a minimum, you can expect to see us once every 4 years to complete maintenance or inspection work.
Typically, we do not provide advance notice of when we'll be on or near your property as no action is required on your part. Also, there are factors that may affect the inspection schedule such as the type of inspection, weather conditions, crop maturity, resource availability and changing risk levels.
Our goal is to complete work quickly and effectively with minimal disruption to you.
Everyone has a Role
As a property owner it's your responsibility to maintain the natural gas line that extends past the meter into your home or business. This includes any gas lines that run below ground to detached buildings, pools, barbecues or patio heaters.
If you’re not a SaskEnergy customer, a utility easement or gas line may still exist on your property to provide service to a neighbouring property. In this situation, we require access to inspect and maintain our infrastructure.