Protecting underground facilities is our universal responsibility. Before your next digging project, call 811 to know what’s below to avoid putting yourself, or your community, at risk. Nationwide, every six minutes someone damages an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the 811 phone number and safe digging practices.

Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811. For example:

  • Planting new rose bushes? Call 811.
  • Putting in a new mailbox? Call 811.
  • Building a deck? Call 811.
  • Installing a flag pole? Call 811.

When you’re ready to start your digging project, here’s how to do so safely:

  • Simply call 811 at least three business days before your project
  • You will be connected to PA One Call, the state’s coordinator for utility line marking
  • PA One Call will collect information about the project and provide it to PECO and other member utilities
  • The utilities will then mark their underground facilities

Protecting underground facilities is our communal responsibility. Do not put yourself or your community at risk. Do the right thing and call 811 to know what’s below.

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