811: The Number to Call Before Digging
Whether you’re planting a garden, installing a mailbox or hiring a contractor for a more complex job, it’s important to call 811 before digging in your yard.
Why? Calling 811 will get your underground utility lines marked and your project off to a safe start.
Utility service lines such as cable TV, telephone, electric, gas, water and sewer are often buried underground. Unintentionally striking one of these lines could result in more trouble than you’d expect (think power outages for entire neighborhoods, injury, fines and/or repair costs).
That’s why it’s better to make a phone call than a judgment call.