A dig mistake can be a big mistake
Before you put a shovel in the ground, remember to contact 811 first
Tomorrow is 811 Day, a perfect time to revisit a critical message: Before you put a shovel in the ground, remember to contact 811 first.
Damaging or striking a utility line can be a dangerous situation that causes property damage, fines, service disruptions, serious injury or even death. More than one quarter of damage claims to our buried lines in 2022 came from individuals and contractors who didn’t contact 811 before breaking ground.
We located buried utility service lines for almost 2.4 million families, friends, neighbors and contractors before they began digging in their yard last year. It’s free, easy to set up, and everything you need to know for your state’s requirements is handled in one contact. It’s also the law.