Third-party excavation is the leading cause of underground pipeline damage. This damage is frequently caused by the excavator’s failure to request the location of utility facilities within construction limits. State law requires anyone performing excavation activity to call Alabama 811 at least 48 hours before digging or excavating. Before you start any excavation activity on your property, contact Alabama 811 at 811 or 1-800-292-8525. Member underground facility operators will mark the location of their lines at no cost to you.
Examples of excavation activities include planting trees or landscaping, building a fence, installing a swimming pool or any other major construction project. Be safe and remember to contact Alabama 811 before beginning any excavation activities on your property.