Remember to always call 811 before you dig, no matter how big or small your project is.
Over the years, more and more of our utilites are being buried in the ground. The buried infrastructure is important to the day-to-day functioning of our homes and businesses. It is critical that it is not disturbed or damaged in any way.
It doesn't matter if you are a contractor or a do-it-yourself homeowner, it is critical that you know where all underground utilities are located. Failure to locate underground utilities before you dig can result in disruption of services to individual homes or entire neighborhoods. Even worse, cutting into some buried cables or pipes can result in injury or death.
To get the lines located, simply dial 811 and you will be directed to the One Call Center that handles the state you are calling from. Be prepared to pinpoint the location of your dig site with exact street address and directions, or township, range, section and quarter section. You will also need to describe the type of work you will be doing.
Call at least 48 hours in advance before you dig. You will be held liable for damage to underground equipment if you do not call before you dig!