Because even relatively minor excavation activities like landscaping or fencing can cause damage to a pipeline or utility lines, always contact the 811 One-Call Center before engaging in any excavation, construction, farming or digging. Most states require 2 working days notice to the One-Call Center to allow the utility operators to mark their pipelines and utilities at your proposed digging site.
One easy FREE phone call to 811 starts the process to get your underground pipelines and utility lines marked. Once lines have been marked for your project, you will know the approximate location of your pipelines and utility lines, and can safely dig. More information regarding 811 can be found at www.call811.com.