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Call 811 to DigSafe

Are you planning any home improvement projects … even something small like planting a tree, installing a fence, deck or a mailbox? Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, a safe job starts with a call to DigSafe at 811.  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!

It is a risk to make faulty assumptions about when to notify DigSafe.  That is why most states require you to notify DigSafe before you dig.  The depths of utility lines vary, and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area.

Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before you dig can potentially avert tragedy. Remember to:

    • Pre-mark where you plan to dig.
    • Call 811 with location information.
    • Wait for local utility representatives to respond to mark their lines within the pre-marked area.
    • Maintain the marks during the project, if marks are compromised for any reason call 811 again.

    Learn more on the DigSafe website.