BEFORE you dig: Info-Excavation
In addition to electricity distribution equipment, public utilities may also have underground equipment: telecommunications, cable distribution, natural gas, sewers, etc.
BEFORE you install a pool or fence, plant trees or shrubs, carry out any work underground, find out what’s down there:
- Fill out a request to locate any underground equipment (a locate request), available on the Info-Excavation Web site
- appelez Info-Excavation au 514 286-9228 ou au 1 800 663-9228 (sans frais).
Never dig less than 1.5 metres from the enclosure of a pad-mounted transformer
You could damage the grounding equipment found within it.
Respect the clearing around the enclosure
- A clearing of 1.5 metres is recommended on either side and behind the enclosure. Be sure to clear branches and leaves and avoid planting flowers within this area.
- A clearing of 4 metres is recommended in front of the doors to allow them to open and ensure the safety of workers who carry out maintenance.
Be sure to regularly maintain trees and shrubs planted close to the pad-mounted transformer to ensure that they don’t become too invasive as they grow.
Never camouflage the enclosure of a pad-mounted transformer with vegetation or any sort of panel.
Hydro-Québec employees must be able to locate this equipment easily and have access to transformers at all times for normal maintenance and emergency repairs.