Call before you dig!

Keep safety in mind

About this time of year, you're beginning to plan summer projects - thinking about building a deck, planting trees and shrubs, putting up a fence, digging a new foundation or installing water and sewer line or drain tiles. Any time you do any digging or excavating, you are required to contact Gopher One Call to request a locate of underground facilities. This must be done at least 48 hours before you start. Cutting an underground power line, telephone or pipeline can be very dangerous and costly. Be sure to call Gopher State One Call at 1-800-252-1166 BEFORE you dig.

Gopher State answering attendants will ask for detailed information about your work site. Some questions include: what type of work is being done; location of the work site; how long the work will take; and the township, range, section and quarter section coordinates (legal description) of the work site. Please be sure to have all of this information ready when you call so your request can be processed quickly.

BEFORE beginning any digging, call Gopher State One Call at 1-800-252-1166!