Call 811 before you dig!
August 11 (8-11) is the day we remind everyone to call 811 before digging. Why? Not only does it prevent outages and expensive damage – it’s the law!
Are you planning a project that requires digging or excavating? If so, here are two things to know:
- Contact Arizona 811 at least two days before starting your project to have underground utilities located for FREE! Just dial 811 or visit www.arizona811.com.
- You are not officially ready to dig until all utilities have been properly located and marked. Use caution when digging and always dig around marks, not on them. Some utility lines may be buried at a shallow depth and an unintended shovel thrust can result in dangerous and costly consequences.
If you damage a natural gas pipeline while digging/excavating, move to a safe location and immediately call 480-644-4277 (GASS) or 911. Learn more at mesaaz.gov/energy or www.arizona811.com.