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Posted on: August 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Can You Dig It? Call 811 to Find Out!

man digging hole in yard

Are you planning on breaking ground on a new sprinkler system or planting a new tree? Make sure you call 811 before you begin digging.

Available 24/7, 811 is a national toll-free number that everyone must call before proceeding with any sort of digging. This is to ensure that there is no risk of accidentally damaging any vital utility lines that may exist just beneath the soil.

After calling, an operator will ask you a few questions about your project, and will then send the information to a group of line locators who will come to your property and mark the locations of utility lines.

Calling this number is not just limited to potential landscapers. Anyone who is planning on doing any sort of digging is required by federal law to call 811 at least three days prior to breaking ground.

Submit your digging request online.
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