How deep are Enbridge’s pipelines buried?
At the time of construction, all of Enbridge’s pipelines are buried to a depth that meets, and in many cases, exceeds applicable legal regulations.
For example, the Canadian Standards Association's minimum depth of soil coverage requirement is 0.6 metres (24 inches), but we're proposing a minimum soil coverage depth of 0.9 metres (36 inches) for our new pipeline projects. Minimum depth of cover is established by the regulatory authority in the applicable jurisdiction; criteria often include safety, environmental impact, landowner impact and constructability.
However, if you have concerns about changes to the depth of cover of a pipeline on your property, please let your local Enbridge representative know immediately.