Call BEFORE You Dig
Want to avoid spending a day in the dark?
It’s as simple as 8-1-1.
Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.
Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. In a few days, they’ll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you’ll know what’s below – and be able to dig safely.
Remember, always call 811 before you start any digging project!
You’ll avoid injury, expense, embarrassment – and a very inconvenient day in the dark.
811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project
Vermont law requires individuals to notify Dig Safe® at least 48 hours before excavation on public and private property, rights of ways and easements.
Dig Safe® is an underground damage prevention system comprised primarily of electric, natural gas, telephone and cable companies. If there are underground facilities in your work area, your utility will flag the lines they maintain, preventing injury and saving you the expense of costly repairs.
Digging is dangerous and costly if you don’t know where underground facilities are buried. Utility accidents are harmful to life, property and the environment. They also disrupt vital utility services, and cause work delays, expensive repairs, liability and civil penalties.
Damage prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Whether you’re a contractor excavating for a large project or a homeowner installing a mailbox, anyone who conducts earth moving activities should contact Dig Safe® before starting.* This is a free service, funded entirely by Dig Safe’s member utility companies.
Installing a propane tank? Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.