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Call Before You Dig

You may be surprised by what’s buried in your yard. That’s because most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground.

Protect yourself and your family. State law requires you to notify JULIE at least two business days (excludes weekends and holidays) before any digging project regardless of the project size or depth. Even if you are digging in the same location as a previous project, notify JULIE. This is a free service. 

You can prevent injury and avoid damage by following these five important steps:

  • Pre-mark or outline the proposed dig area using white paint or flags
  • Call or click JULIE
  • Wait two business days
  • Respect the marks
  • Dig with care

Enter your own locate request online using E-Request or simply call 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123. Call center agents are available 24/7.

JULIE’s free Homeowner’s Guide provides helpful information here. JULIE neither owns nor marks underground lines, however we alert our member utility companies so they can mark your property for safe digging. See what those different flags mean.

As a reminder, member utility companies are only required to mark the underground lines that they own, not privately installed or owned lines. Click here for details.