If you’re breaking ground on a spring project – a pool, a new fence or mailbox, or landscaping work – don’t start any digging until you call 811. It’s free, simple, and can prevent injuries and damage to underground utilities. Calling 811 helps ensure that a crew will visit the work site to mark the existence of underground utilities, including underground power lines, so that those doing the work will avoid contacting them.

Pennsylvania law requires an 811 call at least three business days before digging with any power equipment. Once the call is placed, a crew is sent out to survey the area. They mark it with spray paint and flags where underground utilities – power, water, sewer and gas lines and other utilities – are located.

"Safety is in your hands. Every dig. Every time."

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