Before You Dig
Call Before You Dig is a free service
that locates your underground utilities. Use this service
any time you plan to excavate at your home or business. Call
toll-free (800) DIG-TESS (344-8377).
Marking Underground Utilities
Is a Safety Issue
Electric cable, gas lines, water lines
and wastewater lines could all be present under your property.
Hitting these lines could result in injury, property damage
or pollution of the environment. Call Before You Dig will
help you choose a safe site for your excavation activities.
State Law Requires Notification
The State of Texas Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act governs
excavation. The act says that anyone who plans to disturb
soil to a depth of 16 or more inches must contact a notification
center before proceeding with their work.
One Call and All Your Utilities
Call the Texas
Excavation Safety System toll-free at (800) 344-8377.
Operators are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week (excluding
You may call up to 14 business days before
excavating, but no later than two business days before excavating.
The operator will ask you where, when,
and what type of excavating is to be done. Keep your assigned
request number for future reference. A locator for the various
will come mark their underground utilities at your