Dig with confidence
If you are planning to do any digging around your home or business, Indiana state law requires that you contact the Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service at least two working days before you dig.
How big does a job need to be to warrant a phone call?
It is simple; every job that requires digging of any type requires a simple phone call to 811. There is no cost, and it is better to be safe than sorry. Small jobs like planting a tree, installing a deck or even a mail box even require a call to 811.
Does this rule apply to individuals as well as professionals?
Yes, whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, Indiana state law requires a call to “locate” underground utilities before digging begins. Simply dial 8-1-1 to reach the national locate phone number.
What are the consequences of not calling?
Without a call to the locate service, your digging could possibly damage underground facilities. If you fail to call and then damage underground utility facilities, the repair cost can be charged to the landowner or contractor causing the damage. Worse yet, digging into a gas line or electric line can be very hazardous and even deadly.