Crossing the Pipeline

One of the leading causes of pipeline failure is damage resulting from nearby excavation, other ground disturbance or from crossings by heavy equipment. We watch for unauthorized activities but we’re also asking for your help.

Whether it's a large project requiring major excavation near the pipeline, or a small home-improvement job, there are regulatory requirements that must be followed to ensure everyone's safety.

Canada Energy Regulator (CER) regulations require that you call 1-888-410-2220 for ground disturbances or any heavy equipment crossings within the pipeline easement or within 30 metres of the pipeline easement.

When you call, the call center will notify Brunswick Pipeline so we can mark the underground facilities we operate in the area before your proposed activity takes place. Once these facilities are marked, you’ll know what’s below and can dig or cross safely.

For ease of reference, Technical Guidelines are available on this website. However, please remember, you must call 1-888-410-2220 before beginning any project near the pipeline. To find out more, click on the links below.


Technical Guidelines for Contractors Engaged in Construction and Ground Disturbance Activities

The intent of the Technical Guidelines is to provide the necessary information to individuals, companies, stakeholders and other entities planning potential construction and ground disturbance activities near the Brunswick Pipeline or its related facilities.

Any work (or planned work) near the Brunswick Pipeline or its related facilities which could interfere with Brunswick Pipeline easement rights or could create safety concerns for Brunswick Pipeline and/or the public is prohibited without an On-Site Activity Permit issued by Brunswick Pipeline.

Please note, the On-Site Activity Permit and Technical Guidelines are general in nature and any proposed activity by external parties, whether addressed in these Guidelines or not, requires consultation with the Company and its prior written approval.

Brunswick Pipeline On-Site Activity Permit and Technical Guidelines
2023 Emera Pipeline Contractor Safety Brochure 

2023 Letter to Contractors


Canada Energy Regulator Resources

The Canada Energy Regulator website contains important information regarding pipeline safety.

Please visit the following links for additional information on how you can help us keep the Brunswick Pipeline safe: