Call before you dig
Always call before you dig

Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before each digging project begins helps protect you from injury, expense and penalties.

Whether you are a homeowner or a professional excavator, one easy phone call to 811 gets your underground utility lines marked for free.

When you call 811, operators at the Oregon Utility Notification Center will ask you for the location of your digging job and route your call to affected utility companies. Your utility companies will then send a professional locator to your site 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, because knowing what's below protects you and your family.

Remember that the depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in the same area. Even simple digging projects can damage utility lines and can disrupt vital services to an entire neighborhood, harm diggers, and potentially result in expensive fines and repair costs. Marked lines show diggers the approximate location of underground lines and help prevent undesired consequences.

Ways to request a locate for underground facilities

There are several ways to make your request:

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Call 811 (Common Ground Alliance)
Oregon Utility Notification Center