Missouri law requires anyone who plans to excavate to notify Missouri One Call at least two working days in advance of digging for utilities to be located and marked.
Don't take chances with underground utilities that are buried at varying depths. Avoid delays and expensive damage repairs. Request a locate by calling 811 or visit www.mo1call.com.
You Don't Know What Lurks Below!
Electric, natural gas, water, sewer and communications lines may be buried below. Distrubing any of these lines can be dangerous and costly. Don't take chances. Request a utility locate before you dig.
Planting a tree or placing a mailbox are examples of minor projects around the home that should have underground utilities located before digging begins.
One easy phone call to 811 or a quick visit to www.mo1call.com starts the process of getting your underground utility lines marked for free. A professional locator will be sent to your location 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.
When digging, make sure to always dig around the marks, not on them. Some utility lines may be buried at a shallow depth, and an unintended shovel thrust can bring you right back to square one - facing potentially dangerous and/or costly consequences.
Don't forget that with time, erosion or root structure growth may shift the locations of your utility lines, so remember to call again, each time you are planning a digging job. Safe digging is no accident.