Dig Safe is a free service that offers homeowners and business owners identification of underground utility lines free-of-charge.
Dig Safe requires just one phone call to book and should be utilized for every project that requires digging.
Massachusetts law requires calling Dig Safe at least 72 hours before digging, to ensure that the location of buried utility lines are clearly marked before the work begins.
Utility Location Color Codes
Utility companies use a uniform color-code system to identify where a utility is buried. The locations of underground lines and pipes are marked with ﬂags or paint in their corresponding color so that these areas can be avoided when digging. In Massachusetts, you must call 811 at least three business days in advance of all digging plans to have your utilities marked out.
To contact Dig Safe, simply dial 811.
Requests are processed Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT
OCTOBER 18, 2019