Dig Safely by First Contacting Georgia 811
Whether you’re planning a DIY project to install a new mailbox or a fire pit – or tackling a bigger landscaping project – contacting Georgia 811 is your first step.
By contacting Georgia 811 before any outdoor digging project begins, you’ll start a process to ensure utility lines are safely marked to prevent damage to underground equipment or potentially cause personal injuries.
- Submit your request to dig at least two days in advance by calling 811 or visit Georgia811.com.
- Wait while Georgia 811, which is a free service, contacts local utilities about your request. Utilities have 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) to mark their underground facilities at your location.
- Each utility will mark their underground equipment with flags. Each flag color represents a type of utility. Red flags, for example, mark where underground power lines are located.
- Once each utility has marked your location, you can dig carefully in a buffer zone that’s at least 18 inches on either side of the outer edge of the marked underground utility.
For more information, visit jacksonemc.com/dig.