811 - Call Before You Dig
811 is the national call-before-you-dig phone number. If you plan on digging, you should call 811 or visit New Jersey's 811 Center website several business days before digging. Once connected to an 811 representative, they will ask you a series of simple questions pertaining to your project. The same questions will be asked if you choose to fill out the online form. No matter which method you choose, you will be assigned a number and your respective utility company will contact you before you can safely dig.
Calling 811 before you dig is extremely important because gas lines and underground electric are buried just inches in the ground. If you or a contractor strike underground utilities, it could cause serious harm.
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