There are millions of miles of buried utilities beneath the surface of the earth that are vital to everyday living like water, electricity and natural gas. 811 is the federally designated “call before you dig” number that helps homeowners and professionals avoid damaging these vital utilities. When you make the free call to 811 a few days before you dig, you’ll be doing your part to prevent unintended consequences such as injury to you or your family, damage to your property, utility service outages to the entire neighborhood, not to mention potential fines and repair costs.
Call 811 at least a few days before you start any digging project. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.