SaskEnergy put out a release on Monday morning concerning Biggar and area residents.

Starting on Tuesday and running through Wednesday, the crown corporation confirmed that controlled natural gas flaring is set to take place north of the Town of Biggar, near the Biggar Regional Park and west of Highway No. 4. While it is subject to change, the flaring will take place 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM each day.

"Residents and drivers in the area may see a 40-foot flame being emitted from the flare stack temporarily attached to SaskEnergy’s infrastructure." stated the release. "The flaring is necessary to perform maintenance work on the natural gas line system in the area and supports the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to SaskEnergy’s customers."

Flaring is an industry standard process that sees an 85% carbon footprint reduction. The process includes isolating a gas line from the system and burning it off in a controlled environment.

Residents should know that the area is being supervised to ensure public safety, that the gas service around the area will not be affected, and that each of the Town of Biggar, local RM, and fire department are aware of the work being performed.