Dial 811 Before You Dig

Gas pipelines can be located anywhere — under streets, sidewalks or even your yard. Damaging a pipeline can cause a dangerous break or leak that results in injury or expense.

Before you dig

  • Call 811 or submit a location request at www.call811.com at least two working days in advance.
    • Even if you’ve hired a contractor, make sure the contractor calls 811 to have lines marked.

  • SDG&E will mark the location of buried utility-owned gas pipelines and other lines, free of charge. SDG&E does not mark customer-owned natural gas lines, which typically run from the natural gas meter to the customer's natural gas equipment and/or appliance. To have customer-owned lines located and marked before a project, we advise customers to contact a qualified pipe-locating professional.
  • Only use hand tools to dig within 24 inches of marked gas lines.

Notify us immediately if you damage a pipeline

Call 1-800-411-7343 immediately. No damage is too small to report. Even a slight gouge, scrape or dent could impair pipeline function or lead to a leak.