Don’t experience the unpleasant surprise of digging into an electrical line or water pipe. Always call 811 at least three days before you plan to dig. A representative of each utility will mark lines so that you can dig safely.
The Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act requires anyone with plans to dig to submit a request by calling 811 at least 48 hours in advance. The 48 hours begins on the next business day after the request, excluding hours during non-business days.
Before calling, have the following information in hand:
After calling, wait for the site to be marked before digging. Marking could be in the form of paint, flags or stakes. Note the color of markings used and what type of facilities they indicate.
Always hand dig within two feet on either side of marked lines. If damage or disturbance of an underground utility line occurs, immediately notify the affected company.
To learn more, visit Georgia 811.
For marking underground utility lines.
Temporary survey markings
Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
Sewer and drain lines
Call (770) 267.2505 to speak to a Customer Care Representative from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.