WHY CALL 811?

ALABAMA 811

  • Why call Alabama 811?​​​

    • It's the law that you call 811 at least two business days before digging on private or public property. This applies to individual homeowners as well as commercial excavators.​

    • Digging into underground utility lines can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening.

    • Alabama 811 will contact all local utilities to come locate and mark lines in your dig area.

    • Remember, any expense for repairing damaged underground lines will be billed to the person responsible for the damage.

  • Color Key for markings:

    • Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting​

    • Yellow - Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or other gaseous materials

    • Orange - Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit

    • Blue - Water, irrigation and slurry lines

    • Green - Sewers and drain lines

    • White - Proposed excavation area

1002 Central Parkway SW

PO Box 2232 (35609)

Decatur, AL 35601

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