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Temporary Line Burial FAQ

Temporary Line Burial also known as a BSW. 
When is line burial season?

  • Line burial season starts May 1st and ends Nov 30th depending on ground conditions.

How is the line buried?

  • The burial is completed outside of the house.
  • A preview is completed prior to the installation.
  • The BSW is installed from the closest pedestal to the protector at the house.
  • The line will be buried at depth ranges from 12” to 16”.
  • Our BSW Installation Crew will ensure your landscaping is kept to its original condition.

How long will it take for my line to be buried?

  • All work orders are prioritized based on submission date starting May 1st.
  • Depending on the requirements of the work, completion time may exceed 12 weeks.
  • If 12 weeks have passed and the line has not been buried yet, rest assure that your order is still in line to be completed.

What is required for the burial?

  • We will not need access to your home as the burial is completed outside of the house.
  • The BSW Installation Crew may require access to your neighbor’s property, if so, they will request access once on site.
  • Municipal permits are not required for BSW installs on private property, but occasionally Municipal Permits are required if work is being done on or crossing Public Property.
  • Wightman Contracting does not locate and mark other utilities other than our own.
  • Wightman Contracting will obtain all necessary locates to complete the work safely.
  • The burial contractors must therefore submit a request to Ontario1Call, which assigns a locating team, to mark the indicators for other utilities. This procedure can take 2 to 4 weeks and is valid for 30 days
  • Spray paint & Flag Colours: gas (yellow), communication lines (orange), hydro (red) and water (blue).

What should I do if there is a problem with my temporary line?

  • If the temporary cable line is posing a safety issue, has not been removed, or if the cable line has snapped or become broken, please contact our Technical Support team at 1-877-327-4440.