Always Call Before Digging!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The most important step in planning or conducting excavation is notifying your local one‐call center at least two days (and in some states three days) before digging. You can reach your local one‐call center by dialing 8‐1‐1 from any phone.

This free, easy call will alert underground facility operators, including pipelines, electric and telephone utilities, and cable providers of your planned excavation. The operators will come to the identified area of excavation and flag or mark the facilities. Prior to digging, also remember to check for any signs of underground facilities that have not been marked.

These simple steps will help prevent accidents, improve safety, and protect your community and the environment.