MISS DIG - 811 

Are you doing any DIY projects this season and need to dig or excavate on your property? If so always remember to call before you dig! Buried infrastructure such as water, sewer, electrical, and natural gas lines can be easily avoided with a call to 811.

Calling before you dig is also the law! Every year approximately 25% of damage to underground infrastructure is the result of a homeowner. You may be responsible for this damage if you fail to contact MISS DIG before your project. Avoid costly mistakes and keep everyone safe by calling first.

Whether the job is bid or small call first and err on the side of safety! Learn more at www.missdig811.org

What types of projects should I call about?
  • Fences
  • Mailbox posts
  • Room additions
  • Swimming pools
  • Landscaping
  • Decks and patios
  • Trees or shrubs
  • Swing sets
  • Signs
  • Fountains
  • Tents

Does requesting utility markings cost money? 

No! It's completely free to call and request that public facilities be marked! When you contact MISS DIG 811, the public facility companies are notified to mark the location of their underground lines. Public facilities are marked for FREE by facility company representatives known as Locators.  The Locators paint lines and/or place flags to mark the approximate location of underground public lines. 

Why so many flags? What do they mean? Can I remove them?

Do NOT remove the flags until the work is completed or after 21 days. 

Color Key:

White:   Area of Proposed Excavation
Pink:   Temporary Survey Markings
Red:   Electric
Yellow:   Gas, Oil, Steam, Propane
Orange:   Phone and Cable
Blue:   Water
Purple:   Reclaimed water, irrigation
Green:   Sewer
Gray:   Used to Erase Marks

What can I do to ensure safe digging? 

  1. Call MISS DIG 811 at 811 or go online to elocate.missdig811.org
  2. Wait for utilities to be marked
  3. Check status @ status.missdig811.org
  4. Respect the marks
  5. Dig with care