Whether planting a tree, adding a fence or building a new addition, state law requires you to call Gopher State One-Call at least 48 hours (excluding weekends, holidays and emergencies) before digging on your property.
Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities increases the likelihood of an accident that can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs to your project.
Common Ground Alliance (CGA), an organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, reports that there are more than 100 billion feet of underground utilities in the United States.
Gopher State checks with public utilities to see whether any of their lines pose a hazard to where you want to dig. Call 811 or 651-454-0002 or log on to www.gopherstateonecall.org to request a free utility line locator service.