TransCanada is an industry leader in pipeline integrity and safety. We invest hundreds of millions of dollars each year to maintain the integrity of our system. Our operators monitor our pipeline system through a centralized high-tech control centre — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We use satellite technology that sends data to our monitoring centre every five seconds. The biggest risk to pipelines arise when a landowner or a contractor conducts unauthorized excavation on the right-of-way. To minimize this risk, we run an ongoing public awareness program to ensure local governments, business and residents notify us before they plan construction activities.