Who do you call before you dig in Florida?

No matter how small the digging project, you MUST call 811 before you dig to avoid hitting underground utility lines—which are shallower than you may think.

How do I call 811 in NC?

Dial 811 anywhere within North Carolina. Or call 1-800-632-4949. Please have something to write with. At the end of the call you will be provided a ticket number that will allow you to check the status of your locate request or update your locate request if excavation will take longer than 15 working days.

Is NC 811 free?

The law requires that three full days before every excavation, the person responsible places a notification request to NC 811. This allows time for the underground utilities to mark their lines so that you can avoid them during excavation. NC 811 does NOT mark the utilities. It’s fast, It’s free and it’s the LAW.

How do you make an 811 call?

You must contact 811. When you dial 811, you will automatically be connected to a representative from your state’s 811 center who will ask you simple questions about the location and details of your digging project. If you make your request online, you will enter the same information into a form.

What do the 811 colors mean?

Red: Electric power lines, cables or conduit, and lighting cables. Yellow: Gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or gaseous materials. Orange: Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduits, and fiber. Blue: Potable water.

Is there a penalty for not calling 811?

California State Law Says, You Must Contact DigAlert Before You Dig! Failure to do so can result in fines up to fifty thousand dollars and you could be charged with the repair costs of damaged underground facility. Why risk it?

What is an 811 ticket?

An 811 “ticket” is the industry-wide term that refers to the document you submit through USA North 811, which request the utility members to mark or locate their underground lines at your worksite, home, project. Visit the USA North 811 page to create a ticket for your utility lines to be marked before work begins.

What happens if I dont call 811?

It’s required by law to call 811, so failure to notify can also result in fines, something that’s sure to grab homeowners’ attention. Of course, the worst-case scenario is that damage resulting from a no call excavation leads to serious injury or death.

What to call before digging?

A call to “811” is the simplest way to prevent excavation damage to underground pipelines. Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Tell the operator where you are planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing.

How long is 811 good for?

Agriculture and 811 Safety. Excavation work in California, which includes agricultural activities, has required a “call before you dig” ticket since the 1980’s. Standard tickets are valid for 28 days and can be renewed if work is ongoing.

What color is sewer water?


Water Lines: Raw water Olive Green
Waste Lines: Sewer (sanitary or other) Dark Gray
Other Lines: Compressed Air Dark Green
Gas Red
Other Pipes Light Gray