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Diggers Hotline - Call 811 Before You Dig

Diggers Hotline is Wisconsin's one-call center. Anyone in the state who is digging, excavating or disturbing the soil is required by law to contact Diggers Hotline at least three working days before beginning work.

As a homeowner you probably have the need to dig in the yard periodically to build a new patio, install a fence, plant trees or shrubs or install an irrigation system. Before you begin digging you should make contacting Diggers Hotline your number one priority. This should be done three days prior to beginning your project.


Contacting Diggers Hotline is simple and available 24/7. You can call Diggers Hotline at 811 or 800-242-8511. They also offer a Email-a-Locate option on their website. After submitting your locate request with Diggers Hotline the underground lines in the area you requested to be marked for your project will be marked by the utility owners with colored paint and flags. The flags and colored paint marks will let you to know approximately where the lines are buried and will help you to avoid hitting them while digging.  When possible, it is best to dig at least 18 inches away from the marks.  However, if it is necessary to dig closer, you then will need to proceed carefully using only hand tools within 18 inches of either side of the marks.

Visit Diggers Hotline for more information.

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