How do I find out about pipelines in my community?

There are 119,000 km of underground transmission pipelines operated by CEPA members in Canada, passing through many different areas. Whether the pipeline passes near urban communities or through farms and ranches, pipeline operators take every precaution to ensure the safety of Canadians and the surrounding environment.

The right-of-way is clearly marked with identification signs.

Signs clearly identify the presence of a pipeline.

Knowing the pipeline right-of-way

Transmission pipelines are buried within a strip of land called a pipeline right-of-way, which can be up to 40 meters wide. They have a limited number of trees, vegetation, buildings and other structures to allow easy access to the pipeline for monitoring and maintenance.

Identifying pipelines clearly with signage

Federal and provincial regulations require pipeline companies to place identification signs or markers along their pipeline route. These noticeable, colourful signs are located along highways, at road, railway and water crossings and other prominent locations, to clearly mark the presence of a pipeline. Although these signs identify that a pipeline is in the area, they do not give the exact location or depth of the pipeline.

You Asked

Why does the common person still need fossil fuels? In homes we can have electric heaters/ovens/stoves... On the road there are electric alternatives. I know for industrial and commercial we still really need fossil fuels HOWEVER there are options that SHOULD be subsidized by the govt that are greener. Really the only reason I can see having pipelines is for mass power generation at natural gas burning power plants and even then they now have technology that can store 100% of all gas fired power plant emissions (seriously this is a thing look it up online). As a society we NEED TO work together to make this happen, it may not be easy or cheap but it has to happen NOW...- Ryan, Abbotsford, BC
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