You want to dig in the garden and are curious where cables and pipes are located. To find out, you need to make a digital klic report. After you have done this you will receive a map of the cables and pipelines in your neighborhood. This map is called the underground utility map. Understanding this will help you prevent digging damage to these cables and pipes. A requirement before you start digging, because mechanical digging is not allowed.
You do the Klic report yourself and select the area in which you are going to dig. Have you completed all the steps required to submit an excavation report? Then you will receive the underground utility map. In most cases it is delivered within 1 working day. This delivery time depends on the network operators who have cables and pipes in the area you have selected.
The national government says that there are over 1.7 million kilometers of cables and pipelines underground in the Netherlands. These are not only pipes for water, gas and oil, but also cables for electricity and data traffic. So these pipes and cables are located in your selected area. All the cables and pipelines you may encounter under your ground:
Read the knowledge article on how best to work near cables and pipes using an underground utility map.
You may wonder why you can't just dig in your own garden. This is because digging damage is common in the Netherlands and has negative consequences. Digging damage results in power outages, leaving people without internet, television or heating. Of course, nobody wants that. Problems can also occur in gas lines. To repair all this excavation damage, a lot of costs have to be incurred. So to avoid this, it is extremely important to have a cables and pipes map and to take into account their location.
Are you orienting and have no concrete plans to dig? Then you can submit an 'orientation request'. You will then receive information from the Cables and Pipelines Information Center (KLIC) about the location of cables and pipelines in the area you have indicated. They will also send you the contact details of the network operators. This way you will be well prepared when you actually start digging.
Are you planning to start digging soon? Then request a cables and pipelines map through a Klic request.
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