Underground Services in the 21st Century

3 Sep 2019 10:50 AMTroy Sherlock

With the advancement of technology and construction majority of your services are now located underground and you wouldn't even know it. Don't risk hitting these, call your Gold Coast Service locator today.

In the last 20 years the way our underground services are installed as changed. Not only are there now more than ever, but they are putting more and more of them underground. Here are a few of the main ones;

  • Underground power
  • NBN, Telstra, Optus, TPG etc
  • Gas
  • Water
  • Stormwater
  • Sewer

All of the above service you can find undergroun and very close to your boundary. An example of how easy it would be to hit an underground powerline is, power can be located as shallow as 400mm deep and run just in front of your front boundary line. If you were looking to redo your driveway and you power is underground you would be working directly over a live power line and it could be only a shovel depth away. The consequence for a machine or shovel hitting a power line is catastrophic. Power is generally the closet service to a boundary and most people are completely unaware.

BE SAFE and call your Gold Coast Service Locator now.

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