Call 811 before you dig
To avoid the hazards – and costs – of damaging underground utilities, contact DigAlert at 811 or digalert.org at least two working days before you dig.
DigAlert will arrange for buried utility-owned lines to be located and marked – free. These include gas pipelines and electric power lines that may be located anywhere – under streets, sidewalks and even your yard.
Protect your safety and avoid costly repairs
Whether you’re planning a do-it-yourself project or hiring a contractor:
- Schedule the DigAlert service or make sure your contractor has done so.
- Mark out your proposed excavation site with white paint or flags so utilities know where they need to mark.
- Use only hand tools to dig within 24 inches of marked utility-owned lines.
Report pipeline damage immediately
The free locator service only marks utility-owned lines, so be aware of gas lines that belong to you as well.