Your safety is important. Dig safely by following these key steps:
1. Call your state's utility notification phone number before you dig.
2. Wait the state's required time before you begin to dig.
3. Respect the markings or colored flags and dig with care around them.
In many communities, electricity and natural gas are delivered through cables or pipes buried underground. Knowing where to dig is critical when you are working in areas with underground lines.
Before you begin any project that requires you to move earth - such as digging fence posts, planting trees or excavating - call your state's one-call utility notification center first.
Utility locators will come to your site to track, locate and mark all your underground utility lines. This service is free in most states and could save money, time and possibly your life.