Digging in the yard? Call before you dig, and stay safe. At least two full business days (48 hours) before digging or excavating, you must call the Underground Utilities Locating Service, as required by state law. The locating service will notify all utilities that locates have been requested. The District’s sewer service lines will be located along with any other utilities in the area where work is being performed. This service is free of charge and will help ensure that no damage is done to the District’s sewer lines or other utilities that could interrupt your service or potentially cause damage or injury.

You can call at any time; the service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 811 or 1-800-424-5555.

Call Before You Dig

NOTE: Any digging within 24 inches of the location of the marked utilities must be done by hand.

Once the locate has been requested, the District and other utilities will mark the location of the buried lines with color-coded paint. The color of the paint is specific to the different utility services as shown below.

Communication CATV
Temporary Survey Markings
Proposed Excavation

What information do I need to have when I call 811?

When you call, you will be asked a series of questions about where the work is being done. Being prepared greatly speeds up the process! Please have this information ready:

  • * Your name, phone number, company name (if applicable), and mailing address.
  • The name and phone number of an alternate contact person in case the utilities have questions and cannot reach you.
  • * What type of work is being done?
  • * Who the work is being done for?
  • * The county and city the work is taking place in.
  • * The address or the street where the work is taking place.
  • The nearest cross street.
  • The distance and direction of the work site from the intersection. (If no address is provided, cross street, distance, and direction are required)
  • * Marking instructions (specific instructions as to where the work is taking place).
  • Township, range, section, and quarter section or GPS coordinates of the work site.

* indicates required information. Even though not all the information is required, it is all helpful!