Call before you dig

Call 811 Before You Dig

Dig safely

Underground power lines and other utilities run under streets, sidewalks and yards. Accidentally digging into these lines could cause an electrical shock hazard or electrocution, as well as disrupt electrical service in the neighborhood.

Your utility locator center, reached by dialing 811, makes sure underground power lines and other utilities are marked clearly so you can dig a safe distance away from them.  Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, call 811 several days before digging begins.  Any job requires a call, even planting a tree!

How 811 works

When you call 811, explain to the operator where the digging will occur. They will notify all the major utilities that have underground lines near the digging area. Within a few days, a worker from each utility will mark the location of each buried utility line so you can dig a safe distance away.