Neglect one simple step and you could dig yourself into deep trouble. So “call before you dig.” It’s the law. This one simple step can prevent damage, service disruptions, and potential disaster from uncharted digging into buried service facilities. It’s the law for all of us: contractors, excavators, and homeowners.
Each utility sends employees to locate underground lines near the project with color-coded paint that identifies what kind of utility is underground. Failure to call and receive necessary guidance can prove messy at the very least, disrupt essential services, and maybe downright hazardous. Everyone, including homeowners, must call when planning to dig. Neighborhoods, especially new ones, have extensive utility lines crisscrossing under their yards.