Digging Safe Is No Accident

As a professional excavator, if you are digging or placing any object in the ground, you are required to get marks indicating the location of underground utilities. The person doing the excavating is the person that has to make the call.

Coordination, communication and cooperation between excavators, contractors, homeowners and utility owners can reduce the risk of damage to utility facilities. Before beginning an excavation, the excavator must notify, through a one-call notification center, all owners of underground facilities in the area of the proposed excavation.

The phone number 811 is a FCC-designated national N-11 number for homeowners and professional excavators to call before digging. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center or use the state-specific information listed here. Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. In a few days, they’ll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you’ll know what’s below – and be able to dig safely. This is a free service provided by your utilities.

Each state has different rules and regulations governing digging, some stricter than others. State laws vary from 48 to 72 hours advance notice, most excluding weekends and legal holidays.

For more information about 811, visit www.call811.com or www.commongroundalliance.com.

ALABAMA
Alabama 811
800-292 8525
www.al1call.com

ALASKA
Alaska Digline
800-478 3121
907-278-3121
www.akonecall.com

ARIZONA
Arizona Blue Stake
800-782 5348
602-263-1100
www.azbluestake.com

ARKANSAS
Arkansas One Call
800-482 8998
www.arkonecall.com

CALIFORNIA
USA North
800-227 2600
www.usanorth.org

Underground Service Alert of Southern California
800-227 2600
www.digalert.org

COLORADO
Colorado 811
800-922 1987
www.co811.org

CONNECTICUT
Call Before You Dig
800-922 4455
www.cbyd.com

DELAWARE
Miss Utility of Delmarva
800-282-8555
www.missutilitydelmarva.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Miss Utility
800-257-7777
www.missutility.net

FLORIDA
Sunshine 811
800-432-4770
www.callsunshine.com

GEORGIA
Georgia 811
Utilities Protection Center
800-282 7411
www.georgia811.com

HAWAII
Hawaii One Call Center
866-423-7287
www.callbeforeyoudig.org

IDAHO
Dig Line
800-342-1585
www.digline.com

Bonner/Boundary
Pass Word
800-626-4950
www.passwordinc.com

Kootenai County
Pass Word
800-428-4950
www.passwordinc.com

Shoeshone-Benewah
Pass Word
800-398-3285
www.passwordinc.com

ILLINOIS
JULIE (outside of Chicago)
800-892 0123
www.illinois1call.com

DIGGER (Chicago Utility Alert Network)
312-744 7000
www.cityofchicago.org/transportation

INDIANA
Indiana 811
800-382 5544
www.indiana811.org

IOWA
Iowa One Call
800-292-8989
www.iowaonecall.com

KANSAS
Kansas One Call
800-DIG SAFE (344-7233)
www.kansasonecall.com

KENTUCKY
Kentucky 811
800-752-6007
www.kentucky811.org

LOUISIANA
LA One Call
800-272-3020
www.laonecall.com

MAINE
Dig Safe System
888-344-7233
www.digsafe.com

MARYLAND
Miss Utility of Maryland (west of Chesapeake Bay)
800-257 7777
www.missutility.net

Miss Utility of Delmarva (east of Chesapeake Bay)
800-441-8355
www.missutilitydelmarva.com

MASSACHUSETTS
Dig Safe System
888-344-7233
www.digsafe.com

MICHIGAN
Miss Dig System
800-482 7171
www.missdig.net

MINNESOTA
Gopher State One Call
800-252 1166
651-454-0002
www.gopherstateonecall.org

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi 811
800-227-6477
www.ms1call.org

MISSOURI
Missouri One Call System
800-344 7483
www.mo1call.org

MONTANA
Utility Notification Center
800-424 5555
www.callbeforeyoudig.org

Flathead/Lincoln Counties
Montana One Call Center
800-551-8344
406-755-8344
www.montana811.com
www.udig.org

NEBRASKA
Diggers Hotline of Nebraska
800-331 5666
402-344-3565 (Omaha)
www.ne-diggers.com

NEVADA
USA North
800-227 2600
www.usanorth.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Dig Safe System
888-344-7233
www.digsafe.com

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey One Call
800-272 1000
www.nj1-call.org

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico 811
800-321-2537
866-344-6662
www.Nm811.org

NEW YORK
New York 811 (5 boroughs and Long Island)
800-272 4480
www.newyork-811.com

Dig Safely New York (North of 5 boroughs)
800-962-7962
www.digsafelynewyork.com

NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina 811
800-632 4949
www.nc811.org

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota One Call
800-795-0555
www.ndonecall.com

OHIO
Ohio Utilities Protection Service
800-362 2764
www.oups.org

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma One Call System
800-522 6543
www.callokie.com

OREGON
Utility Notification Center
800-332-2344
www.digsafelyoregon.com

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania One Call System
800-242-1776
www.pa1call.org

PUERTO RICO
Public Service Commission
787-756-1919
www.csp.gobierno.pr

RHODE ISLAND
Dig Safe System
888-344-7233
www.digsafe.com

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina 811
888-721-7877
www.sc1pups.org

SOUTH DAKOTA
South Dakota One Call
800-781-7474
www.sdonecall.com

TENNESSEE
Tennessee One Call System
800-351 1111
www.tnoncecall.com

TEXAS
Texas 811
800-344-8377
www.texas811.org

Lone Star 811
800-669-8344
713-223-4567
www.lonestar811.com

UTAH
Blue Stakes of Utah
Utility Notification Center
800-662 4111
www.bluestakes.org

VERMONT
Dig Safe System
888-344-7233
www.digsafe.com

VIRGINIA
Miss Utility of Virginia
800-552 7001
www.va811.com

WASHINGTON
Washington 811
800-424-5555
www.washington811.com

WEST VIRGINIA
Miss Utility of West Virginia
800-245 4848
www.wv811.com

WISCONSIN
Diggers Hotline
800-242 8511
877-500-9592 (emergency)
262-432-7910
www.diggershotline.com

WYOMING
One Call of Wyoming
800-849-2476
www.onecallofwyoming.com

CANADA

ALBERTA
Alberta One Call
800-242 3447
www.alberta1call.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA
BC One Call
800-474-6886
www.bconecall.bc.ca

ONTARIO
Ontario One Call
800-400-2255
www.on1call.com

QUEBEC
Info-Excavation
800-663-9228
www.info-ex.com

SASKATCHEWAN
Sask 1st Call
866-828-4888
www.sask1stcall.com

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