Safety & Security

Call before you dig

A simple phone call can help keep you safe

With springtime just around the corner, you may have started planning your garden or yard makeover. But before you get too deep, make sure you’ve planned your outdoor upgrades with underground utilities in mind.

If you’re digging 16 inches or deeper anywhere in your yard, call Texas811 first — it’s the law, and it can save your life. Injury and power outages can occur when metal tools contact buried electric line. Other hazards like water and sewage, telecom, and oil and gas lines could also be buried underground.

When you call 811, their staff will come to your location and mark all underground equipment for free. Make a request by calling 800-344-8377 or visiting Texas811. You must contact them at least two working days in advance before you plan to dig.