It’s smart. It’s free. And it’s the law. Every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs around the yard. No matter what you’re improving, if your project requires digging, call 811 first. It’s the toll-free number to call BEFORE you dig, to locate utility lines that may be buried on your property. This simple phone call will connect you with Alaska Digline, Inc., a regional center that notifies your utilities for you, including KEA, ACS, and GCI.
Your buried utilities could exist just about anywhere you dig. Homeowners and contractors can prevent damage to underground utilities and prevent service interruptions by calling 811 at least two working days prior to excavating, not counting weekends or holidays. Locate requests are accepted Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The person who is doing the work is responsible for calling 811. If the owner contracts with a professional excavator to do the excavation, then the professional excavator is responsible for calling 811.
By locating your utility lines BEFORE you dig, you’ll avoid potential life-threatening injury to yourself and others, as well as the expense and embarrassment of hitting a utility line. Remember, call 811 EVERY dig. EVERY time. Know what’s below!