MISS Dig

Call “811” Before Digging                                  Miss Dig Logo

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
  • Signs
  • Foundations
  • Tents
  • Fences
  • Mailbox Posts
  • Room Additions
  • Swimming Pools
Even Hand digging can cause damage.  Over 25% of damage is from homeowners.

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!!!                     811 Logo

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

  1. Call MISS DIG 811 at 811 or go online to elocate.missdig811.org
  2. Wait for utilities to be marked
  3. Check status @ status.missdig811.org
  4. Respect the marks
  5. 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. 

Color Key:

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”.