YES! Don’t make a judgment call; make a phone call to 811. Don’t make a risky assumption about whether or not you should get your utility lines marked. Every digging job requires a call – even “small” projects like planting trees and shrubs.
How it Works
Call 811 a few days prior to digging.
You’ll give the operator information about how to contact you, where you are planning to dig and what type of work you will be doing. Your quick conversation with the operator will last a few minutes.
All utility companies who have potential facilities in the area of your dig site will be notified about your intent to dig.
Each affected utility will send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground utility lines. This typically occurs within 2-3 working days.