Excavation damages due to unsafe digging contributes to the majority of statewide pipeline leak hazards each year. Sunshine 811 takes the information you provide regarding the dig site and relays that information to the appropriate utility companies. The utility companies then mark your underground utility lines before you dig, so you can avoid learning where they are the hard way. Hitting underground facilities can result in:
- Injury to yourself and others
- Death (in extreme cases)
- Lost utility services for the entire neighborhood
- Large fines and repair costs
- Legal ramifications
Know What’s Below!
No matter how small your digging project, whether it’s DIY or done by a professional, be sure to dial 811 to locate your underground facilities before any digging begins. Florida residents can also submit an 811 request online. Most lines are marked within three business days, and the service is always free.
Remember! 811 before you dig – it’s the smart thing to do. It’s also the law!