Call Before You Dig

It’s the law it always call before you dig. One free, easy call gets your utility lines marked AND helps protect you from injury and expense.

Safe Digging is No Accident: Always call 811 Before You Dig.

Before you plant that tree, dig that trench, or build that new garage on your property, call Gopher State One-Call at 811 or 800.252.1166.

Here’s how it works:

  • Mark the borders of your excavation site with white stakes or white spray paint
  • Be prepared to give the One-Call operator your name, phone number, address, the location of your dig site, the type of work you plan to do, and the start date& time of your dig.
  • Gopher State One-Call operators answer the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Weekends and holidays are for emergencies only
  • Utility companies have 48 hours to locate their underground facilities, and digging must begin with 96 hours after calling Gopher State One-Call so plan your work accordingly.

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