What is 811?
8 11 is a new federally-mandated
N-11 number designated by the FCC to consolidate all local
“Call Before You Dig” numbers and help save
lives by minimizing damages to underground utilities.
One easy phone call to 811
quickly and easily begins the
process of getting underground
utility lines marked.
Local One Call Center personnel
will then notify affected utility companies, who will
mark underground lines for free.
should I call 811 before every dig?
Calling 811 will help save lives
Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before
each digging project begins
helps protect you from injury, expense
and penalties. The depth of utility lines
varies and there may be multiple utility lines
the same area. Even simple digging
projects can damage utility lines and can
disrupt vital services to an entire neighborhood harm
diggers, and potentially result
expensive fines and repair costs.
Marked lines show diggers the approximate location of
underground lines and help prevent
just a homeowner
contractor - is 811 for me?
Calling 811 is for professional excavators
national survey revealed that
half of Americans are “active diggers”
done (or are planning to do)
of digging project at home.
you are a professional excavator
or an avid
do-it-yourselfer, you need to
call 811 before every dig every time.