Why You Should Call 811

Spring is (almost) here, so that means folks will be out working in their yards and gardens. Dalton Utilities wants you to remember to call 811 before you dig or begin any construction, renovation or excavation project.

WHY? It’s the law. But more importantly, digging can be dangerous.

Water, electric, natural gas, sewer and telecommunication lines are located underground. When you dig without knowing what’s below, you risk severing a line.

Severed lines can result in costly repairs, property damage, potential environmental incidents, and in the case of electricity and natural gas, serious injury or loss of life.

Also remember, if you damage those lines and haven’t called 811 to have the location verified, YOU are liable for all repair costs!

So please, call 811 before you dig!