August 11 (8/11) is National 811 Day - the perfect time to remind you to call 811 or visit colorado811.org before beginning any digging project.
Whether you're digging by hand or using a backhoe, you need to have your underground utility lines marked. The marks are good while visible, or for 30 days. You must request re-marks if your locate ticket has expired, or if your marks have been destroyed.
So, why don't people contact 811 before digging? We have our theories, but there really is no excuse when it's so easy, free and the law.
Simply click colorado811.org or, if you prefer, call 811 at least 3 business days before starting any digging project. It's that simple.