Before you do any digging in your yard, be sure to find out where your underground lines and pipes are first. Call Utility Locates Incorporated at their toll-free number: 1 800 332-2344. At no charge to you, Utility Locates Incorporated will call the utilities that have underground services on your property: telephone, television, gas, water, and electric. Each utility is then responsible for coming to your house within 48 hours to mark the locations of your underground services – again, at no charge to you. If a utility has services on your property, the location of those underground lines and pipes will be marked with paint.
If you don't call to find out where your underground lines are located and a line gets broken, you will be billed for the cost of repairs.