Call 811 Before You Dig
Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox?
811 is the number to call before you begin any digging project. 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on projects. Make the call and you'll be notified of any dangers lurking underground. Once you provide your name, phone number, proposed digging time and location, utility companies will mark the location of their underground services for FREE.
811 is available by calling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also fill out an online locate request at www.digsafelynewyork.com.
The depth and placement of utility lines can vary for a number of reasons, including erosion, previous digging projects, and uneven surfaces, etc. Making assumptions about where the utility lines are under your property can be extremely dangerous. Striking a single line can result in injury, significant repair costs, fines, and inconvenient outages for you and your neighbors.