Call Before You Dig

Whether you are building a deck, planting a tree, or installing a mailbox, you must call 811 or 1-800-282-7411 at least two days before you begin digging.

Dial 811 or 1-800-282-7411 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local 811 call center. Tell the operator where you're planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your local utility will be notified about your intent to dig. They will send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you know what is below, and dig safely.

Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees or shrubs. Remember, always call 811 or 1-800342-1585 for projects in Idaho and Wyoming, and 1-800-424-5555 for projects in Montana before you start any digging! You'll avoid injury, expense, embarrassment - and a very inconvenient day in the dark.