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Call 811 Before You Dig

If you’re making plans for new landscaping — perhaps even a new deck — make sure you call 811 before you dig.

Underground utilities, such as buried gas, water and electric lines, can be a shovel thrust away from turning your weekend plans for new shrubs, trees or setting a mailbox post into a disaster. Damage to underground lines can result in service interruptions, costly repair bills and fines.

You can play it safe by contacting 811 to identify where utility lines run on your property.

After a request to dig is submitted, Georgia 811 contacts affected utility companies, including Jackson EMC.

Using 811 is free, but homeowners and contractors should contact 811 at least two days prior to digging.

To submit a request, call 811 or visit my.ga811.com. You can also view the status of an exsisting request at my.ga811.com. For additional information, visit www.jacksonemc.com/dig.