Call 8-1-1 before you dig

“With more people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, essential services are more vital than ever before,” says a release from Dig Safely New York. “Being home means that we are more reliant than ever on having our electricity, gas, telecom, and water services on and working.”

As residents start outdoor projects, Dig Safely New York reminds them if a project entails any type of digging, to contact Dig Safely New York at 8-1-1 prior to starting.

Getting utility lines located is free. Just dial 8-1-1 or go online to submit your locate request, wait the required time (two full working days), and dig with extreme care and caution.
Dig Safely New York Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that protects homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, communities, and professionals, by working as the liaison between community members and underground utility operators. For more on digging safely, visit


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