Know What's Below Before You Dig, Call Oregon 811
Did you know a shovel hitting an underground power line can be just as dangerous as contacting an overhead line?
Remember to be safe when working on projects like planting trees, digging holes for fence posts, installing sprinklers and more.
Call 811 to reach your local utility locating service at least 48 hours before you dig.
When digging within two feet of the marked area, only use small hand tools such as a garden trowel and avoid contact with the utility line. Remember, requirements have changed and not all utilities are installed the same. While some utilities have protective casings, others do not and can be damaged by tools as simple as a shovel. Always proceed with caution when digging around utility lines.
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative wants to make sure members stay safe at all times. Calling 811 for location services will protect you and your family. Please remember, this is a state law. If you damage a utility without having location completed, you are liable for the damage caused.
Once you have made your underground locate request, understand there is an expiration date. If you plan on digging past the date, remember to contact the Oregon Utility Notification Center at least two business days before your expiration date expires.