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Comprehensive damage legislation for preventing damage to federally regulated underground infrastructure does not exist in Canada.

Learn more about the future of damage prevention by listening to this podcast titled “Ping your MP! Click Before You Dig needs your support!”

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Powering Your Project with Innovation
Oakville Enterprises Corporation
OEC's family of companies offer integrated utility infrastructure and risk management services including utility locates, damage prevention risk analysis, utility engineering design, LIDAR mapping, pole testing, GIS design and analysis. Follow the link to see how OEC is using innovation to bring value, reduce costs and protect your assets.
DIRT Reporting

According to the DIRT Report, in 2017, facility events have seen an overall increase of 12 per cent over 2016. We will break out incidents to gain insight on where attention and efforts are to be made to reduce damages in the future.

Trenchless Utility Equipment


296 golfers enjoyed the sun and the greens at The Club at Bond Head on June 26!

Click on the Dropbox link HERE to view and download all event pictures and signage. 

Click on the link HERE to read the full event recap. 

We thank all of our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for your continued support of the ORCGA. See you on the greens in 2019! 

The Locate Rodeo is a cornerstone event for the ORCGA; a chance for locators to display their skills in a competitive and friendly environment!  

Turning Waste Into Value
Wessuc Inc.
Our keyhole coring process provides safe and quick access to underground utilities and enables localized excavation. We are equipped with hole plates that can safely cover the holes, allowing them to be immediately driven on. To compliment the coring service, Wessuc provides hydro-vac excavation services. Our combination wet/dry vac trucks break up soil using air/water while simultaneously excavating the slurry with a powerful vacuum. Wessuc is available for 24/7 emergency calls.
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The introduction of the Excavator Challenge competition complements the Locate Rodeo with a skills competition from "the other side of the shovel."


Damage prevention management professionals and decision-makers from across Canada, including stakeholder groups such as telecommunications, oil and gas, municipalities, emergency management, electrical transmission, surveyors and federal regulators, will be in attendance.

Landscape Ontario
Vivax Canada



The ORCGA 2019 Damage Prevention Symposium will take place Feb. 13-15, 2019, at the Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls.


Stay tuned for more details!

Naylor Association Solutions
Ear to the Ground

The Ear to the Ground recently sat down with Nectar Tampacopoulos, manager South Peel, water operations, and Edgar Tovilla, manager of wastewater operations for Peel, to talk about water and wastewater facilities.

Member News

We encourage those few municipalities that have yet to revise their standard DWGs to reflect the OCDCA's best practice of extending storm and sanitary laterals 1.5 meters beyond the lot line to do so at their earliest, since the construction industry believes fatalities in trenches can be avoided. We also believe infrastructure damage prevention begins with safety by design!


While many are familiar with the phrase "call before you dig," when it comes to underground utility  infrastructure, it's about "knowing before you dig," states the president of Own Your Safety Inc., an organization that offers Utility Infrastructure Awareness (UIA) education and training for the ground disturbance industry.


Subsurface utility engineering (SUE) and utility locating may appear to be similar, but each serves a different purpose. In reality, both may utilize electromagnetic (EM) locate equipment to identify the location of underground utilities, but the similarities generally end there.


This is how CEPA members prepare to respond in case of an emergency in YOUR community!


Since 2002, ASCE 38 has been the standard for portraying existing utilities on documents and defining levels of quality and reliability for utility data. This workshop will discuss the history of this standard and upcoming changes in the soon-to-be-released update, application of the SUE on a large case study, owners' perspective on good utility data, and how the ASCE 38 standard relates to the Department of Transportation's SHRP2 utility solutions. 

July 15 from 13:00-17:00

- Early-bird: $195 / Advance: $220 / On-site: $245
- 4 PDHs


If you are looking to make contributions to the damage prevention industry through best practices, reporting and evaluation, or events and education, the ORCGA Committees are looking for your input!

Education and Events Committee Meetings: July 11, Sept. 12, Nov. 7

Reporting and Evaluation Committee Meeting: Sept. 19

Best Practices Committee: Sept. 26

Contact Jennifer at or 905.328.7063.