Smart Digging With 811 Call

April 2011 Vol. 66 No. 4

Smart digging always means calling 811 before every job. Digging without calling can lead to severe consequences including harm to those who dig, costly damages to underground infrastructure and utility service disruptions.

The depth of utility lines may vary and multiple utility lines may exist in one area. Marked lines show those who dig the approximate location of underground lines and help prevent undesired consequences.

811 is a FCC-designated national N-11 number for homeowners and professional excavators to call before digging. The national 811 number will not replace your local one call number. The One Call process will remain the same and continue to notify your local affected utility companies, who will continue to mark your underground lines for free.

Each state has different rules and regulations governing digging, some stricter than others. State laws vary from 48 to 72 hours advance notice, most excluding weekends and legal holidays.
Below, find state-specific information.

For more information about 811, visit www.call811.com or www.commongroundalliance.com.

ALABAMA
Alabama One Call
800-292 8525
al1call.com

ALASKA
Alaska Digline
800-478 3121
akonecall.com

ARIZONA
Arizona Blue Stake
800-782 5348
azbluestake.com

ARKANSAS
Arkansas One Call
800-482 8998
arkonecall.com

CALIFORNIA
Underground Service Alert North
800-227 2600
usanorth.org

Underground Service Alert South
800-227 2600
digalert.org

COLORADO
Utility Notification Center of Colorado
800-922 1987
uncc2.org

CONNECTICUT
Call Before You Dig
800-922 4455
cbyd.com

DELAWARE
Miss Utility of Delmarva
800-282-8555
missutilitydelmarva.com

District of Columbia
Miss Utility
800-257-7777
missutility.net

FLORIDA
Sunshine State One Call of Florida
800-432 4770
callsunshine.com

GEORGIA
Georgia 811
Utilities Protection Center
800-282 7411
georgia811.com

HAWAII
Hawaii One Call Center
866-423-7287
callbeforeyoudig.org

IDAHO
Dig Line
800-342-1585

digline.com

Bonner/Boundry
Pass Word
800-626-4950
www.passwordinc.com