The City of Kamloops has released an online map to show residents and contractors where its underground utilities are located.
The idea is to have infrastructure locations identified before excavation or construction work begins.
The map allows people to locate water, sanitary, drainage and irrigation infrastructure. It can be searched via an interactive online map or be printed.
According to the city, hitting utilities during ground work can damage costly infrastructure and be dangerous. Additionally, structures have been inadvertently built on top of utilities, leading to accessibility issues for city crews in situations such as leaks or blockages.
To find city-owned underground utilities, go online to kamloops.ca/utilities.