Dig Safe and Stay Safe

Call-811-Logo-WideAre 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 Dig Safe 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’s a risk to make faulty assumptions about when to notify Dig Safe.  That’s why most states require you to notify Dig Safe.  The depths of utility lines vary, and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area.

Why call?
Dig Safe ImageKnowing 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.

Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs.

Learn more on the Dig Safe website.