Celebrate National 811 Day - Carolina Country
With 5 steps for safe digging August 2021
With 5 steps for safe digging
August 2021

Working on an outdoor project? Always call 8-1-1 first, because you never know what's below. Here are five easy steps for safe digging:

1 Notify
Call 8-1-1 or make a request online two to three days before you start.

2 Wait
Wait two to three days for a response to your request. Affected utilities will send a locator to mark any underground utility lines.

3 Confirm
Confirm that all affected utilities have responded by comparing the markers to the list of utilities the 8-1-1 call center notified.

4 Respect
Respect the markers provided by the affected utilities. They are your guide for the duration of your project.

5 Dig carefully
If you can't avoid digging near the markers (within 18-24 inches on all sides, depending on state laws), consider moving your project.

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