Remember to always call 811 before you dig, no matter how big or small your project is.
811 is the national "Call Before You Dig" phone number. It was created to help prevent people from coming into contact with underground utility lines during digging projects. Contact with lines can mean shock, injury or even death.
- The first step in safe digging is to Call 811. Make sure to call 811 two business days before a digging project, no matter how small.
- Tell the 811 operator where you plan to dig and what type of work you will be doing. They will contact each utility that could have underground lines in the area.
- After calling 811, the utility companies will come to mark the underground utility lines with flags and/or spray paint. This service is free of charge.