Call 811 at least two full business days but not more than 10 days prior to digging.
This free service will arrange to have underground utility lines marked so you can dig a safe distance away. Call before you dig, blast, bore, trench, drill, grade or excavate in any way. Even small jobs require a call.
Before you call, pre-mark your proposed dig area with white paint, flags or stakes. This helps locators more easily mark the affected utilities.
Wait for utilities to be marked before digging. Once utilities are marked, respect the marks, hand-expose to verify location and dig with care.
Notify 811 well ahead of digging, so underground utilities can be marked and you can work safely.