I Am Only Planting A Bush, Do I Really Need To Call 811 First?

Did you know that many utilities are buried just a few inches below ground? You can easily hit a line when digging for simple gardening projects, like planting small shrubs. Other scenarios where you might not think to call 811 but should include installing a mailbox or a fence.

Make the call to 811 anytime you’re putting a shovel in the ground to keep yourself and your community safe.

Calling 811 is free and easy. Here’s what to do:

  1. Contact MISS DIG at 811 or missdig.org.
  2. Wait three business days for utility owners to mark their lines.
  3. Respect the marks.
  4. Dig with care.

Visit missdig.org for more information.

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