Improve Your Property's Beauty Safely

As a homeowner, your yard is your canvas. But if you are not aware of what is going on beneath the surface or above your heat, you could be walking into a potentially hazardous situation. 

Trees and shrubs are attractive additions to your landscape, but can also create electrical hazards if you do not pay attention to where you plant. When located too close to overhead power lines or utility equipment they can create spark, fire, outage, or shock hazards. 

An underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes nationwide because someone decided to dig without first calling 811. Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utility lines can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and/or sewer lines, and can result in service disruptions, serious injuries, and costly repairs.

The information below will help you conduct your yard work and home improvement projects safely to you, your family and your neighbors. 

underground utility lines

Did You Know?

The ground you walk, drive and play on every day covers an incredible amount of buried utility lines. There's more than one football field's length of buried lines for every man, woman and child in the United States. That means there are more than 20 million miles of underground buried lines.