Be aware of what's below ground when working above
Any temporary or permanent structures that extend onto a SaskEnergy Right of Way hinders our ability to gain access in response to an emergency. These situations can cause long-term outages, damage to facilities and pose a risk to public safety.
What is an encroachment?
An encroachment happens when any item or structure, whether temporarily or permanently, extends over the Right of Way. This includes structures alongside, overtop or underneath SaskEnergy infrastructure or facilities.
What is considered SaskEnergy infrastructure or facilities?
- Shut-off valves
- Gas lines, service lines and main lines
What type of structures qualify as an encroachment?
Any item or structure, whether temporary or permanent that extends over SaskEnergy's infrastructure or facilities qualifies as an encroachment, including, but not limited to:
- Cement pads
- Garages, sheds, quonsets
- Hot tubs, pools (underground or above)
- Fences, retaining walls
- Trees, flower beds, ponds
Removing the encroachment
SaskEnergy and its authorized contractors need to be able to access its infrastructure and facilities at any time. If you have an encroachment, you will need to remove the hazard or we will need to install a new natural gas line - at your cost.
The first step when digging or planning work projects above ground is to identify any buried utilities in the vicinity of your project.
If you think you may be encroaching on SaskEnergy infrastructure or facilities, call 1-800-567-8899.