Anyone performing any type of underground work should call “811” before digging. This is a free service. This will allow all utility companies to visit the area where you intend to dig and mark out any underground utilities to avoid you damaging the lines or harming yourself or the public while you are working.
Some examples of projects that need to have a MISS Dig requested are:
- Decks and Patios
- Trees and Shrub planting, all gardening and landscaping
- Swing Sets
- Mailbox Posts
- Room Additions
- Swimming Pools
Please click on this link to be connected to the MISS Dig website to request MISS Dig service or dial "811" to speak to a representative.
It’s the LAW! It's fast and it's FREE!!!
What do you mean FREE?
When you contact MISS DIG 811, the public facility companies are notified to mark the location of their underground lines.
Public facilities are marked for FREE by facility company representatives known as Locators. The Locators paint lines and/or place flags to mark the approximate location of underground public lines.
5 Steps to Safe Digging
- Call MISS DIG 811 at 811 or go online to elocate.missdig811.org
- Wait for utilities to be marked
- Check status @ status.missdig811.org
- Respect the marks
- Dig with care
Why so many flags? What do they mean? Can I remove them?
DO NOT remove the flags until the work is completed or after 21 days.
White - Area of Proposed Excavation
Pink - Temporary Survey Markings
Red - Electric
Yellow - Gas, Oil, Steam, Propane
Orange - Phone and Cable
Blue - Water
Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation
Green - Sewer
Gray - Used to Erase Marks
And please remember, “Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility”.