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Before you Dig . . . The PA One Call System

Real Estate Agent with HomeStarr Realty Inc.
Well, it's that time of year again . . .
Landscaping, Digging, Gardening, Pools, Outdoor Lighting, Additions to your home and even some Tree Removal or perhaps that Double Driveway you've always wanted.
Before you Dig in PA, don't forget to call the PA ONE CALL SYSTEM.
Make 1 quick call to 811 and within a few days you'll know where the underground PHONE, ELECTRIC, CABLE ETC Lines are before you dig.
That's 811 - (Kind of like 911 but instead of the cops, this guy will show up) : 
PA one call
Many people don't realize that some phone, electric and cable lines aren't that deep. Prevent damage to the utilities (and possibly yourself) by calling before you start that next outdoor digging project in PA.
I recently did some digging and 2 days after I called, my yard was "neatly" marked by the Phone, Cable and Electric Company.  It's amazing to see where those lines go.
The call and the service is no charge and can help you avoid a dangerous (and expensive situation) 
Have a great Spring and Summer and be safe.

Comments (4)

Sondra Meyer:
EXP Realty, LLC - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.


That is a great thing to remind people...call before you dig.  Here in Texas, I don't think that we have the catchy phrase.   


Apr 18, 2008 04:13 PM
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Great information for your homeowners.  It is so true.  While we were adding a garage and landscaping the workers cut our cable lines several times!
Apr 22, 2008 01:45 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Well that's a nice service - aren't you lucky!
Apr 26, 2008 11:15 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Out here everything is required to be 18 inches deep minimum. That's not deep at all when a homeowner brings home that real nice tree from the nursery and wants to plant it RIGHT THERE.

I haven't heard of us having an 811 system. I'll have to check on that, and if we don't have it, I think it will have to be a suggestion to my legislative representatives momentarily.

Oct 11, 2008 11:12 PM