Call 811 Industries
Boring Contractors Industry | 811 Know What Is Below
The ground you walk, drive and play on every day covers an incredible amount of buried utilities. In fact, there are more than 20 million miles of underground utilities in the United States, according to data compiled by CGA from various industry groups. That figure equates to more than one football field’s length (105 yards) of buried utilities for every man, woman and child in the U.S.
To know what’s below, always call 811 before digging!
Boring Contractors Industry | 811 Industries Call Process
Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging and your call will automatically be routed to your local one call center. You’ll give the operator information about how to contact you, where you are planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing. Your quick conversation with the operator will last a few minutes.
Utility companies who have potential facilities in the area of your dig site will be notified about your intent to dig.
Each affected utility company will send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground utility lines. This typically occurs within 2-3 working days.
Boring Contractors Industry | 811 Industries 5 Steps to Safer Digging Video
Call Before You Dig!
1. Always call 811 before digging
2. Wait the required amount of time
3. Locate accurately
4. Respect the marks
5. Dig carefully