Nearly 60 percent of all incidents on utility distribution pipelines result from excavation damage. The nationwide 811 One-Call program provides prompt and efficient service to notify all participating local utilities to mark the locations of underground lines. Digging without locating buried utility lines can cause injury, disrupt service and result in fines and repair costs.
Always call 811 before digging, drilling or excavating begins to have all buried natural gas, electrical, telephone, cable and other lines located and marked. This is the law in all 50 states. The toll-free 811 service is provided at no charge to you, and it can save you time and money. It's the SAFE thing to do when digging around buried utility lines-whether for an addition to your home, a new fence or deck, or planting a tree.
Call Louisiana One Call 48 hours (beginning 7:00 a.m. on the next working day) before excavation begins. Whether you're going to do the work yourself or hire a professional, call 811 before you dig to prevent damage to underground facilities.