Digging is not as simple as it used to be. With many utilities running underground these days (such as electrical, water, phone, and gas lines), it is vital that everyone knows what is underground before they start digging. Thanks to our friends at Call 811, finding out what lies beneath is a simple task! And, it is a free service! Be sure to call 811 a few days before you undertake any digging project so that we can keep everyone safe and our utilities running smoothly.
Call Before You Dig Steps
When you call 811 from anywhere in the country:
- Your call will be routed to your local One Call Center
- Local One Call Center operators will ask you for the location of your digging job and route your call to affected utility companies
- Those companies will then send a professional locator to your location to mark your lines within a few days
- Once your underground lines have been marked, you will know the approximate location of your utility lines and can dig safely
Secondary electric lines running from the meter to your home or buildings are not included in the 811 network. If you need these secondary lines marked please call Barton County Electric Cooperative at (417) 682-5636.