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. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling 811 before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked for free and helps prevent undesired consequences.
- 1. Make the call (811)
- 2. Wait the required amount of time
- 3. Respect the markings
- 4. Dig Safely
For more information on the Dig Safe program, go to the Kansas One call website at www.kansasonecall.com to learn when you should make the call and what to expect when you make a call.