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Why and When you Must Call 811

Every state follows the same rule, you must call 811 before any digging project. Allowing for utility location services to mark your digging area means increased safety for everyone involved. Sometimes there will be a small project that you may not think requires a marker, but even for some gardening work, calling 811 is a must.

Do I Really Need to Call?

YES!  Don’t make a judgment call; make a phone call to 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 like planting trees and shrubs.

I am only planting a small flower bed or bush…

Did you know that many utilities are buried just a few inches below ground? You can easily hit a line when digging for simple gardening projects, like planting flowers or small shrubs. Make the call to 811 anytime you’re putting a shovel in the ground to keep yourself and your community safe.

I am digging in a spot that was previously marked…

Erosion and root system growth can alter the depth or location of buried lines, or your utility companies may have completed work on their lines since the last time you dug – so you must call 811 before you dig, each and every time.

I am only digging in a small area and don’t want my entire yard marked…

If you are only planning to dig in a small portion of your yard, you can outline the area in white paint or white flags available at home improvement stores to ensure that only the utilities in that part of your yard will be located and marked. Be sure to let your 811 operators know about your plans, and he or she will help ensure the proper area is marked by utility locators.

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