Call Before You Dig

Posted: April 1, 2016

Call Before You Dig

The federally-mandated, national phone number 811 helps prevent you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines.

Before you begin projects that involve digging, dial 811 to locate underground electric, gas or other utility lines. Digging without this information can cause power outages, and it’s extremely dangerous.

Call at least three full business days (not counting weekends or holidays) prior to beginning work. Simply tell the 811 operator where you’re planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing, and your local utility companies will be notified. Within a few days, they will mark the location of underground lines.

Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. More information