How can I verify the location of underground PE pipes?

As for any underground pipeline, reference should first be made to the Construction Records held by the pipeline operator. The construction records should contain details of pipe location, depth of burial, location of other underground plant and any other relevant information.

The information shown on the construction records should be verified on site. Survey of appurtenances at the surface, such as chamber covers, as well as limited potholing to verify depth, may be necessary.

Remote pipe detection from the surface can also be used. Electromagnetic methods as used to detect buried cables and metallic pipes are not suitable for detecting PE pipes.

Created Sunday 08 February 2009