Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck?

Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Simple digging jobs can damage utility lines and can disrupt vital services to an entire neighborhood, harm those who dig, and result in expensive fines and repair costs. Marked lines show those who dig the approximate location of underground lines and help prevent undesired consequences.

“Call before you dig”, “Digger’s Hotline”, “One-call”, “Miss Utility”, or Underground Service Alert are services that allow homeowners and contractors to contact utility companies, who will then denote where underground utilities are located via color-coding those locations.

Remember, know what’s below. Always call before you dig.