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:
- Contact MISS DIG at 811 or missdig.org.
- Wait three business days for utility owners to mark their lines.
- Respect the marks.
- Dig with care.
Visit missdig.org for more information.