It's the law!
Whether you're a homeowner planting trees or a contractor excavating a lot, you must call 811 or your state's One Call office to mark underground utility lines before you dig.
- Make sure to call at least two business days before you need to start excavations or digging. Be prepared to give the type of excavation being performed and the specific location.
- Remember, you're responsible for marking your own private lines. Private lines include facilities located after the electric meter such as private electric drops, invisible pet fences, sprinkler systems, yard lights, gas grill lines, etc.