Call Before You Dig – It's The Law!
By law, anyone planning to excavate or demolish is required to call 811, Pennsylvania One Call System, at least three days before work begins. Whether you're planning an excavation as part of a landscaping project or building a deck or addition onto your home, avoid property damage, personal injury, and possible fines by contacting Pennsylvania One Call System before you start to dig.
The service will notify all utilities to mark the approximate location of underground service lines that might be in the construction area – at no cost to residential customers. If you damage a natural gas pipeline while digging, you endanger your safety and the safety of others. You may also be responsible for repairs.
If you have contractors performing work for you, make sure they call Pennsylvania One Call System before starting work, too. The primary cause of natural gas pipeline damage is from third parties digging near underground facilities.
Please remember to always dial 811 at least three days before you do any type of digging/excavating. From the most basic of landscaping chores to major construction, no job is too small or too large for a One Call. A little pre-planning, a simple phone call to 811 and some patience can help to protect you, your loved ones and your property from the often devastating results of an underground utility damage. Why take an unnecessary chance and possibly suffer major loss and tragedy when you do not have to? It is all preventable - 811- Make The Call!