Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? WAIT! Call before you dig.
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 like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences.
Have the following ready before you call
Start Date and Time of Excavation
Worksite Street Number
Type of Work and Depth
Type of Equipment Used
Work Location: Street/Sidewalk/Private Property/Front/Rear/Side
Work Being Done for: Contact Person/Telephone Number
Best Time to Call Back
Color codes for locating utility lines:
Red - Electric Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables
Yellow - Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum, or Gaseous Materials
Orange - Communication, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit including Cable Television