No matter how large or small the digging project is, it is important to “Call Before You Dig” or “Click Before You Dig!” By making a simple FREE phone call or by simply filling out the online form you can protect your self and your community from costly fines, repairs, personal injury or inconvenient outages.

At least 3 full working day notice at 11:59pm (not including the day of the call) prior to digging, call SC811 by dialing 811 or (888) 721-7877. A SC811 representative will record the location of the digging site and notify member companies of your intent to dig. Each member company will then send either one of their employees or a contract locator to your dig site to mark the location of their underground facility lines.

Once the lines have been marked, you may begin carefully to dig, keeping in mind the 2 feet allowance on either side of the markings ((a) if the diameter of the facility is known, the distance of one-half of the known diameter plus twenty-four inches on either side of the designated center line; (b) if the diameter of the facility is not marked, twenty-four inches on either side of the outside-edge of the mark indicating a facility; or (c) for subaqueous facilities, a clearance of fifteen feet on either side of the indicated facility). Not all utilities are members with SC811. If a utility is not named, please contact them directly.

You may submit a locate request notice by entering it on the SC811 website or by calling 811 or (888) 721-7877. The member company(s) will come to the property requested and mark their underground facility lines. Thank you for contacting SC811 before you dig.