Safe Digging Is No Accident!

If you’re planning a digging or construction project, you must call 811 before you begin. Never assume that utility lines are buried deeper than you plan to dig.

811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to the website ( before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags so that you don’t unintentionally dig into an underground utility line. The call and service are free. 

Private facilities that are not part of a public utility will not be marked. Private facilities may include, but are not limited to, heating systems for pools, electricity to outbuildings, invisible pet fences, and private septic system lines. 

Please call a few business days before you begin any digging, including common projects like planting trees and shrubs or installing fences and mailboxes. You will need to know the address of where you plan to dig, including the county and nearest cross street, as well as the type of project you’re completing and the exact area on the property where you’re planning to dig. Whether you call 811 or make your request online, you’ll need the same info.