Notification of excavation work

Contractors, farmers and private individuals carry out frequent excavations, for instance in order to build viaducts, bridges or roads, or to lay cables. This is also done in areas where DPO pipelines are located.

If you are planning a mechanical excavation, it is mandatory under the law WIBON (Wet informatie-uitwisseling bovengrondse en ondergrondse netwerken) to notify the Cadastre’s Cable and Pipeline Information Centre (Dutch website).

The Cadastre must receive notification of mechanical excavation works 20 to 3 working days prior to the start of the works.

The notification of an excavation (to the KLIC cable and pipeline information centre) is forwarded to the DPO by the Cadastre. A letter is then automatically generated and sent to you. This letter states that the pipeline supervisor will contact you to discuss the excavation work. Together with the supervisor, you then make arrangements on how to carry out excavation work close to the pipelines.

You will also receive a list of network managers. They are the owners of cables and pipelines in the terrain where you will carry out excavation work.

Depending on the location where you have planned your excavation work, you will therefore receive information on pipelines and cables of network managers and the DPO. This cable and network information must be present at the location when starting your excavation work.

Notification: 20 to 3 working days prior to the start of the operations

You must notify the Cadastre of mechanical excavation works 20 to 3 working days prior to the start of the operations. In this way, you will always receive up-to-date cable and pipeline information.

For more information

For more information, please go to the website of the Cadastre (Dutch website).

The KLIC productplan 2017-2019 (PDF, 787 KB) (Dutch download) describes the current and future developments of the Cable and Pipeline Information Centre (KLIC). Via KLIC, the Cadastre provides information on the location of cables and pipelines.