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 811 Call Before You Dig


Home or Gardening Project

Whether you are planting a tree, digging holes for fence posts or driving stakes for concrete, call 811 at least two business days before you plan to start your project.

Construction Project

Call 811 before you dig. Call at least two full workdays before excavation is to begin. If calling from out of state or near state greographical boundaries, dial 811 or toll free 1-800-272-3020.

Call 811 to know what's below before you dig.

Emergency Requests

If you require emergency utility location service, call 811 or 800-272-3020 at any time, 365 days of the year. 
WARNING: The law defines an emergency as a "Crisis situation which poses an imminent threat or danger to life, health, or property and requires immediate action, and immediate action is taken." DECLARING AN EMERGENCY UNDER ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES MAY SUBJECT YOU TO LEGAL PENALTIES.


Paint or Flag Color

Property owners and excavators should use white markings to define the entire area where excavation will occur. Include a wide safety buffer when marking the area. One Call member utilities will use the color codes listed below when marking underground utilities where excavation will take place.

color code with flags