How to dig safe

Just call 811. Virginia state law requires anyone who digs to notify Virginia 811 before starting. Digging can be dangerous and costly without knowing where underground facilities are located. By calling Virginia 811, you contact all member utilities with one call. Always call before you dig and you have taken a very important step to make sure there will be no damage.

Dig with CARE

Call 8-1-1 before you dig.
Allow required time for marking.
Respect the marks.
Excavate carefully.

In addition, we remind you to use common sense while digging. Stay hydrated. Take care not to overexert yourself physically. If you are operating digging machinery you are not familiar with, take time to be trained.