811 is a federally-mandated national “Call Before You Dig” number that helps protect you from unintentionally hitting vital underground utility lines while working on digging projects. The service is free and helps protect you from injury and prevents damages to vital infrastructure, service disruptions and potential fines and repair costs.
Every digging job—from planting a tree or garden to installing a fence or in-ground swimming pool—requires a call. To find out where utility lines run on your property, dial 811 or 1-800-522-6543 (or submit a request online at www.callokie.com two to 10 business days before you dig. The information will be dispatched to all companies with underground facilities in the immediate area.
Prior notification (48 hours) of excavation and location of underground facilities are required by law. Those who choose to ignore the danger by failing to follow the law may face legal enforcement and fines.