Excavating, installing fence posts, sidewalks and mailboxes, planting trees, etc. can damage a pipeline. If you damage an underground utility line while digging, you could harm yourself or those around you and disrupt service to entire neighborhood, and you could potentially be responsible for fines and repair costs. Safeguard yourself by calling 8-1-1 before you start, it is the law. If a homeowner is doing the actual work, then it is the responsibility of the homeowner to contact 8-1-1 One Call. However, if a homeowner has hired a contractor to do the work then the contractor is required to contact 8-1-1 One Call.
In Pennsylvania, the law requires that you call 8-1-1 “One Call” system at least three business days before doing any digging. Click the button below to see the PA One Call Law.
In New York, the law requires that you call 8-1-1 “One Call” system at least two business days before doing any digging. Click the button below to see the NY One Call Law.