Call Texas 811 Before You Dig That Hole!

 Texas 811       Texas 811

 

Call BEFORE you dig!

 

Buried utility lines can cause not only a headache, but a serious disaster.  Before you do any landscape remodeling, or digging for any reason in your yard…know where any lines are buried.

Texas offers a fabulous service at Texas811 for Dig Tess.  Located at 11880 Greenville Avenue, Suite 120 in Dallas, TX, their eLocate service can save you time, money, and headaches by helping you (and your contractor) avoid problems.

You can register for free on their website, and they offer the following information about Texas811:

Texas811 is a one-call notification center for Texas. Our member companies demonstrate their industry leadership through their support of the largest one-call notification center in the country. Texas811 is managed by our Board of Directors which are elected by our members.

Our center is powered by GeoCall, the state-of-the-art one-call system developed by Progressive Partnering (P2). We trust that our system and all of its applications have met or exceeded your expectations

And,

 

Safe Excavation Begins With You!

 

It's FREE. It's EASY. It's the LAW! 

These simple steps may be the most important you ever take:

1. Contact us by calling 811 or using GeoRemote or eLOCATE at least 2 working days before you dig.

Tell us about your project including location and what is being done, as well as all necessary instructions to make sure the right area gets marked. We accept GPS coordinates if provided along with detailed driving directions.

2. We Notify Member Facility Operators

Texas811 will tell you which facility operators will be notified about your excavation near their underground lines.

We will provide you with a reference number that serves as a proof of your call. We also keep a complete record of your call to verify your compliance with the law.

3. The Facility Operators Respond by marking their buried lines or other response.

Facility operators will mark their underground lines, as they determine necessary, and you will be able to work safely without delay. Marking Examples

4. Your excavation project proceeds safely.

Begin your project knowing that you are utilizing safe excavation practices while preserving vital services, protecting property and saving lives!

Know what's below... call before you dig!


Color Code
For Marking Underground Utility Lines

White - Proposed excavation
 

Pink - Temporary survey markings
 

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

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

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

Blue - Potable water
 

Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
 

Green - Sewer and drain lines

 

 

Visit my website for more information at www.LisaSellsTexas.com

 

 

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Lisa Von Domek

 

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Comment balloon 22 commentsLisa Von Domek • April 06 2016 07:28PM

Comments

Lisa

811 is a smart law in Texas . . . . it's very easy to cut a utility line.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Texas is getting even more organized and helping the people.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

We do the same in Georgia.  I don't have to worry so much for landscaping on my property as I know where everything, but I always call anyway.  

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

We have similar phone lines to call and it is truly great advice too often gas lines or electric lines are damaged and then there is a bigger problem....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Washington has the same 811 number. It seems to be a national number which I did not realize. The colors are the same as well (which makes sense). 

It amazes me how many people DO NOT call thinking that they aren't digging down very far or "know" they are not going to harm anything. 

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) over 3 years ago

 Good morning Lisa Von Domek . I think all states have a similar hot number. With all the underground utilities, it is amazing how often something gets hit that shouldn't.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa. Pretty smart by your state to offer this service in this manner. Connecticut is not as sophisticated, good job by your state.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

An informative post for residents in Texas. Best to know what is below the ground before one starts to dig.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 3 years ago

Lisa this is an excellent serice that Texas provides.  As Joe stated above, we are lagging behind here in CT.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Hi, Lisa...I know some folks that learned this the hard way. Thankfully all they did was cut a dead phone cable and no serious harm was done, but it sure freaked them out. Great post. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 3 years ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek ,  We see TV ads locally, reminding to call the 811 before you dig.  I had to call before putting in my addition and when I planted a few trees.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 3 years ago

And that is never a headache that you want Lou!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

We like to do things in a big way here in Texas Noah!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

Tammy, it is always better to be safe than sorry!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

I agree Endre - never want to cut those utility lines...yikes!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

Libby, so many don't know about this great service and how valuable it is!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

This is not something anyone wants to be in the news for Michael, cutting through a utility line!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

I am surprised that it is not in your area Joe.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

Thank you Rebecca, I never want to hit a utility line!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

That is a shame George, hopefully they will add this service in the future!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

I can imagine Debbie - thanks goodness it wasn't worse!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

It is a great service, Larry, isn't it?!!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

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