Call 811 Before You Dig

Be careful where you dig: It’s FREE and easy to prevent damage to natural gas pipelines

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Calling 811 is FREE. When you call 811, the utility lines on your property will be marked, preventing you from damaging them when you dig. Projects that warrant a call to 811 include the installation of: 
  • Septic tanks and sewer lines 
  • Swimming pools 
  • Wells 
  • Sprinkler systems and water lines 
  • Basketball goal posts or mailbox posts 
  • Fence and deck posts 
  • Trees and shrubs 
  • Mailboxes 
Please note that any lines you have installed, such as natural gas lines for grills, decorative lighting, or water or sewer laterals, must be located by a private locating service in addition to the free 811 service.

Calling 811 in your state

The national “Call Before You Dig” number is 811, but you can also contact the One-Call Center in your state directly for additional information. 

*811 call centers generally operate between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. For an emergency excavation, each call center operates 24 hours a day — every day of the year.

Call Piedmont at 800.752.7504 if you smell natural gas or suspect a leak! Always call 911 for emergencies.

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