Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? WAIT! Here's what you need to know first:

Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. 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.

Call 811 before you dig. It's the law.  The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Call two days in advance of digging and a representative will send out someone to mark underground facilities.

811 is the nationwide phone number to call before you dig to locate utility lines.

However, 811 may not yet be fully functional in all areas.Logo of Oregon Utility Notification Center
If so, call 1-800-227-2600. Learn more at the 811 website.

Watch the video below to learn more:


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