Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. In a few days, they’ll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you’ll know what’s below – and be able to dig safely. 

Remember, always call 811 before you start any digging project! You’ll avoid injury, expense, embarrassment – and a very inconvenient day in the dark. 

For more information on your local One Call Center, or to make an online request for utilities to be marked (where available), click here. 

Missouri One Call System (MOCS) – 1-800-DIG-RITE 

Illinois One Call System (JULIE) – 1-800-892-0123

National Pipeline Mapping System

The National Pipeline Mapping System allows you to find out if there is a natural gas or hazardous liquids transmission pipeline in your community. The map system does not contain gathering or distribution pipelines, such as lines which deliver gas to a customer’s home. Therefore, not all pipelines in an area will be visible in the public map viewer. The mapping service should never be used as a substitute for contacting a one-call center prior to excavation activities. Please call 811 before any digging occurs.

5 Steps to Safer Digging Toolbox from Nonfiction NXNW on Vimeo.

Red’s 5 Steps to Safer Digging from Nonfiction NXNW on Vimeo.

Additional safety information can be found here