One of the most potentially hazardous situations in residential areas, industrial plants and construction sites is accidental contact with underground electric power lines, natural gas lines, communication lines, and other utility services.
You can avoid this problem by calling an underground line locating service. There’s no charge for the service and the call is toll-free. Calling before you dig will not only save you money from a damage claim, it can also save your life.
All you have to remember is 811. That’s the FCC-designated number to call before any digging project. 811 will connect you to your local One Call Center, which will notify area utilities to mark the approximate location of underground lines.
Please note that most protection services require a 48- to 72-hour notice. Call 811 or (800) 632-4949 for more information.