It’s completely free. It’s simple. It’s the law.
The Federal Communications Commission introduced the 811 number to assist safeguard homeowners and contractors from accidentally damaging underground utility lines while working on excavating projects.
What to know:
- Before digging, call 811 two full business days ahead of time.
- Monday – Friday: 7 am – 5 pm
- Usanorth811.org is a website that allows you to request 811 services online.
- Tell the 811 operator where you’re going to dig and what you’ll be digging for.
- Utility businesses that are affected will be notified by 811.
- The utilities will send a locator to indicate the approximate location of your buried utility lines, pipes, and cables, or they will let you know if the buried lines are clear.
- To determine the proper location for the locator to designate, pre-mark your digging area in white paint.
- The locators will use the color-coded to the right to mark the approximate position of underground wires.
- DIG SAFELY!
If you damage or come into contact with a buried utility line, dial 811. If you know which type of line you damaged, contact the impacted utility. If you accidentally break a natural gas line, get to a safe place and phone 911 as well as your natural gas company. If a gas line, or any utility line, is damaged, never try to regulate the flow or perform repairs.
Underground Service Alert of Nevada
811 or (800) 642 – 2444
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