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Call Before You Dig

811Building a deck? Planting a tree? Installing a mailbox? 811 is the new number you should call before you begin any digging project.

A new, federally-mandated national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. People digging often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked due to concerns about project delays, costs and previous calls about other projects. These assumptions can be life-threatening.

Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees or shrubs. If you hit an underground utility line while digging, you can harm yourself or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs.

Before you dig or excavate for any planting or improvement project, protect yourself and avoid costly utility interruptions. Call the toll-free hotline in your state for no-cost location of all underground utilities, including electric, gas, phone, water, sewers, cable TV and fiber optics.

Kansas One-Call:

1-800-DIG-SAFE (1-800-344-7233)

In Kansas allow two full working days. It's one call that can save your life.


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