Call Before You Dig
Want to avoid spending a day in the dark? It's as simple as 8-1-1.
Dial 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging,
and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Tell the
operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you will be
doing and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about
your intent to dig. In a few days, they'll send a locator to mark the
approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so
you'll know what's below - and be able to dig safely.
Remember, always call 811 before you start any digging project!
You'll avoid injury, expense, embarrassment - and a very inconvenient
day in the dark.
Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should
get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call –
even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility
lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to
an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially
result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job
gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent