News » Reminder to Residents to Allow for Access for Fiber Optic Locates
Before the project begins down your alleys, side streets, and the drop comes into your yard, you will see flags begin to pop up all around. This is the first step at bringing fiber to your hope and the installation of your drop. If you’ve registered for services you will be notified when we start this process for your home.
These flags are incredibly important as it tells the construction crew where important infrastructure, like gas and electric, is located. If you see these flags, please ensure that you do not touch or remove them from the ground. If a crew is unable to see a flag or the utilities below it could cause serious damage to your utilities or cause harm to the crews.
Flags are placed to mark utilities already buried on the town’s public right of ways, or if you’ve registered for services, up to your home. Right of ways are typically within the first 1-2 meters of a property, and can at times be located in your front or back yard. Please ensure that if you see construction coming down your street, there is access to the right of ways so progress can move by quickly! If you have questions about your property lines and where right of ways are buried, you can contact the town office directly.
If you would like to let us know about private utilities on your property where we will be building, please call our main line and let our team know. For more information on locates, visit UtilitySafety.ca.