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Safe Digging - Call 811 Before You Dig!


Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the number you should call before you begin any digging project.

A federally-mandated national “Call Before You Dig” number, 8-1-1 was created to help protect you by locating all lines, pipes and cables before any digging gets started for FREE!

Think before you DIG! Know what’s below. Call 8-1-1.

  • When considering what you’ll need to make your project a success, don’t forget to call 8-1-1 before you start any digging, even if the project seems small.
  • Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked.
  • By calling 8-1-1, the call will be routed to a call center then arrangements can be made for professional locate crews to come out to your residence to mark those hidden underground utility lines, pipes and cables.
  • 8-1-1 safe digging will help prevent unintended consequences such as injury to you or your family, damage to your property, utility service outages to the entire neighborhood and potential fines or repair costs.

For further information, please call 8-1-1 or 1-800-432-4770, or visit