It’s the law:  “Call before you dig”

If you plan to disturb the earth with powered equipment, you are required by Pennsylvania law to notify the underground utility companies of your intent to do so.  Notification can be obtained quickly and easily with one simple phone call by calling 811 or 1-800-242-1776, or visit  This service is at NO COST to homeowners, and notifies the utility companies of your intent to dig so that they can mark where the underground lines are located.


So, if you are installing a fence or deck, or digging for a mailbox post, patio or other excavation project, it is important to Know What’s Below, to keep you and your neighborhood safe.  Be sure to contact the Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. before you dig!


Click here to view the Homeowner’s Brochure from PA 1-Call

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