Call 811 before you dig

To avoid the hazards – and costs – of damaging underground utilities, contact DigAlert at 811 or digalert.org at least two working days before you dig.

DigAlert will arrange for buried utility-owned lines to be located and marked – free. These include gas pipelines and electric power lines that may be located anywhere – under streets, sidewalks and even your yard.

Protect your safety and avoid costly repairs

Whether you’re planning a do-it-yourself project or hiring a contractor:

  • Schedule the DigAlert service or make sure your contractor has done so.
  • Mark out your proposed excavation site with white paint or flags so utilities know where they need to mark.
  • Use only hand tools to dig within 24 inches of marked utility-owned lines.

Report pipeline damage immediately

If you damage a pipeline, call us right away at 1-800-411-7343  No damage is too small to report. Even a slight gouge, scrape or dent could cause a big problem, such as a gas leak.

The free locator service only marks utility-owned lines, so be aware of gas lines that belong to you as well.