Call 811 Before You Dig

Call 811 Before You Dig

Calling 811 before digging on your property is your responsibility —and it’s the law.

We all need your help to keep our pipelines safe. Before you reach for a shovel to plant your new shrub tree, or before your pool installer breaks ground, be sure that you contact the nationwide “Call Before You Dig” phone number (811) to locate and mark all underground utilities. It’s easy, and it’s free.

The number one cause of pipeline accidents is excavators or individuals striking pipelines without having underground utilities properly marked.


Tips for Calling 811

  • Call 811 at least two business days before starting any excavation project, large or small.
  • When you call, tell the operator where you plan to dig on your property.

What Happens When You Call 811

The One-Call Center will notify DCP — as well as your electric, phone, gas, and other pipeline companies — of your planned excavation. A DCP representative will come to your proposed excavation site, mark the location of our pipeline(s) and provide additional information, if needed.

You and your neighbors’ safety are important to us. Always call 811 before you dig.