Underground Locates

NO EXCAVATION/SURFACE PENETRATION to ANY depth IS PERMITTED on campus, including tent set-up, until the Underground Locate Request has been processed and a “cleared to work” notification. It is the responsibility of the any party intending to excavate, trench, bore or otherwise penetrating the grade with any product including, but not limited to a temporary or permanent fence post, tent support, peg or other penetrating object to receive approval to proceed from the University, all Sask 1st Call subscribers and other companies who may have underground facilities in the designated work area.

PROCEDURE: An Underground Locate Request must be processed and approval provided before any dig, excavation or otherwise disturbing the ground and penetrating the surface to ANY depth on the University campus. Questions can be directed to the Customer Service Center at 966-4496 or customerservice.centre@usask.ca<mailto:customerservice.centre@usask.ca>.

TO OBTAIN APPROVAL: Complete Underground Locate Request form and forward to uofs-locates@usask.ca<mailto:uofs-locates@usask.ca>. Approval to proceed is limited to disturbance only of the areas/locations specifically stated and/or shown on the accompanying site services drawings. The on-site excavation equipment operator must be trained and certified to perform their duties safely.

Further information and instructions regarding the overall process for underground locates can be found here.