Call Before You Dig

Did you know that if you’re picking up a shovel to start a summer project, you must contact 811?

Whether you’re planting a tree, installing a fence or building a deck, you must starting by contacting 811 at least three business days before you plan to dig.

It doesn’t matter if the project is big or small or even if it is “just” a shallow dig.

Three reasons to contact 811:

  • It's free.
  • It's easy.
  • It's the law.

You can contact 811 by picking up the phone and calling 811 or by submitting an online ticket through the Pennsylvania One Call System.

If you’re not doing it yourself, make sure your contractor contacts 811 before starting the job.

After the call is made, your local utilities will mark their lines so you can dig safely.

Once your utilities are marked, be sure to respect the markings by digging with hand tools within two feet of the marked utility lines.

Remember, before you put a shovel into the ground for your next home improvement project, stay safe and call 811 first.

We all have a tool that prevents pipeline damage – our phones. Keep your family, friends and neighbors safe by spreading the word about the importance of safe digging.

Have an emergency?

If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then call us at 1-888-460-4332.