Call 811 or 800-332-2344 a few days prior to digging. Tell the operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utility 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.
WHY SHOULD YOU CALL BEFORE YOU DIG?
IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Many things lie buried beneath the ground. Power lines and gas lines are two of the most dangerous.
IT COULD SAVE YOUR PROPERTY!
Fire or explosion from a damaged gas line, erosion from a broken water line, disease from a broken sewer line, or simply the inconvenience of losing your phone or cable TV service due to a cut line.
IT COULD SAVE YOU MONEY!
It doesn’t cost anything to call in a locate request. With one quick phone call, all utilities in your area will be notified to come and mark the location of their lines. PLEASE NOTE: If you damage a utility line and did NOT call for a locate, you may be liable for the costs associated with repair and restoration.