Call before you dig or construct. Whether you are designing or planning to excavate or drill, it is your responsibility to make sure that Metro Vancouver facilities are not damaged. Engineering record drawings are available to help identify the depth and location of facilities in your work area. Information must be considered approximate and field verification is recommended. Written consent to dig or proceed with construction near Metro Vancouver infrastructure is required from Metro Vancouver.

This web tool is meant for agencies, utility companies, engineering consultants, contractors and others that are planning to perform construction activities near Metro Vancouver’s Water and Liquid Waste infrastructure (such as pipelines, chambers, etc.). Please follow the two-step process below to receive MV engineering drawings in your project area and to receive written consent to dig near MV facilities.

Step 1 (Planning):


Use the button below or top navigation to initiate a new request. First time users will be prompted to register.


You will receive an email confirmation of your request within 1 business day, and the drawings typically within 5 business days.


Effective November 14, 2017, Metro Vancouver Head Office is moving to Metrotower III. Our new address will be 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby B.C. V5H 0C6.

Please note that there may be service interruptions during our process of moving to the new building. Specifically,

  • Requests received between Nov. 3 and 17, 2017 may have longer response periods.
  • We expect to return to normal service (i.e. response within 5 business days) starting Nov. 20, 2017.

Step 2 (Pre-construction):


If the record drawings indicate you are working near Metro Vancouver underground facilities you will need to receive written consent before proceeding with the work. To initiate a Metro Vancouver technical review, email constructreview@metrovancouver.org. The respective Water Services and/or Liquid Waste Services Operations and Maintenance groups will require your construction drawings to process your request. Water Services and/or Liquid Waste Services will provide the necessary email consent upon processing your request.


In addition to Metro Vancouver facilities, you must confirm with other utility services in the area. Many are listed at BC One Call.


These drawings are for general information only and are provided “as is” without any guarantee, representation or warranty of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory. Metro Vancouver Regional District, Greater Vancouver Water District and Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (collectively, “Metro Vancouver”) assume no liability whatsoever with respect to your use of the drawings or any errors or omissions therein. Any reliance on the truth, accuracy, currency or completeness of the information contained in these drawings is entirely at your own risk.


These drawings are the property of Metro Vancouver and may not be copied, reproduced or distributed in any way or for any purpose without the prior written permission of Metro Vancouver.



Due to our Head Office move, requests received between Nov. 3 to 17, 2017 will have longer response period. Expect to return to normal response period (i.e. response within 5 business days) starting Nov. 20, 2017.