If you're planning a project involving digging or any type of ground disturbance including, building a fence, planting a tree or installing a swimming pool, it's important to call 811
or your local One-Call Center before you dig to have underground utilities located and marked.
811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. Having utilities located and marked is a free service and protects you, your family and your property during digging and excavation projects. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 or go to their state 811
center’s 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.
In many states, you are required by law to call 811 or your local One- Call center, at least two to three business days before starting a digging or ground disturbance project to have pipelines and underground utilities properly marked.
Remember, you should always call 811 at least two working days before digging, wait to have the lines marked, dig with care and immediately report any dents, scratches or damage to a pipeline or underground utility to the utility owner.