Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Call Before You Dig: A Free Service

There's a phone number everyone must call before digging in your yard.

That number is 811.

The website: www.call811.com

What happens when you call 811 is a request goes out to all the utilities and they send locators out who will mark the utilities at your property line. If the mark is near where you are digging, be very, very careful digging around it.

If it's an emergency, they get right on it. Otherwise, it's a 48 hour turn around.

For example, the picture is a typical yard (happens to be in Fairhaven) within a few inches of the public sidewalk. The yellow pipe is gas, the small white pipe is unknown (!), the large white pipe is drainage, and the old rusty pipe is their water main, which the plumbers replaced.

All those pipes were less than 8" below ground level. Scary stuff.

Remember 811 and it is 100% free.


5 comments:

plumbing said...

Plumbing is an important aspect of building maintenance. Sometimes, it becomes impossible to clean pipes and drains on your own. At such times, professional help from a plumber comes in handy.

Halley Palmerston said...

I may say that if you don't have basic knowledge on plumbing just leave it to the pro, this will avoid bigger problems. Digging is just the same, don't take risk, it might cause problems and bigger expense.

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Drainage industry is growing rapidly worldwide now due to the rise in households and townships. Drainage systems are now given priority and their maintenance is also kept in mind which should be taken care of at regular intervals to avoid the after effects, which can be hazardous too.

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