Call Before You Dig

call 811 before you dig

No matter how large or small the digging project is, it is important to “Call Before You Dig” or “Click Before You Dig!” By making a simple FREE phone call or by simply filling out the online form, you can protect yourself and your community from costly fines, repairs, personal injury or inconvenient outages.

At least three full working day notice at 11:59 p.m. (not including the day of the call) before digging, call SC811 by dialing 811 or (888) 721-7877. An SC811 representative will record the location of the digging site and notify member companies of your intent to dig. Each member company will then send either one of their employees or a contract locator to your dig site to mark the location of their underground facility lines.

Once the lines have been marked, you may begin carefully to dig, keeping in mind the 2 feet allowance on either side of the markings.

You may submit a locate request notice by calling 811 or (888) 721-7877 or by entering it on the SC811 website at

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