Call Before You Dig
Planning some home improvements? Planting a tree? Putting in a new mailbox? Installing a fence or deck? Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, remember to call 811 to have any underground facilities properly marked before starting a project.
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Did you know?
Digging activity damages a buried utility line every three minutes in the United States.
About one-third of incidents are caused because a free call was not made to 811.
Utilities are buried only a few inches underground, making them easy to strike even during shallow digging projects.
If you plan any excavation, from digging in your own yard to a commercial project, Missouri law requires that you notify Missouri One Call System. Call 8-1-1 or 1-800-DIG-RITE (344-7483). Many utility lines are located underground and out of sight.
Digging carelessly can cause disruption of vital utility services and environmental damage, or even loss of life.
Call before you dig...3 to 10 days before excavating
Wait the required amount of time
Respect the makings
Dig safe, dig smart, dig with care
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