Planting a tree? Digging a post hole for a fence or deck? You should dial 811 or (888) DIG-SAFE (344-7233) to get utility locations marked. Remember, call before you dig. It's the law!
Prior to beginning any outdoor construction or home improvement project that involves digging, excavating, trenching or grading, remember to dial 811 or 888-DIG-SAFE (888-344-7233). State law requires advance notice of at least 72 hours in Massachusetts (excluding weekends and holidays) before you get ready to begin your outdoor project. One call to Dig Safe is all it takes to notify all member utility companies of your excavation project. In turn, these utilities respond to the work area and mark the location of their underground facilities. Callers are given a permit number as confirmation.
Dig Safe is a free service funded entirely by member utility companies . The program is designed to promote public safety, protect vital utility underground facilities and avoid costly damage. Calling Dig Safe before you dig into your next outdoor project isnít just smart, itís responsible, and, itís the law.
For assistance regarding Dig Safe, please contact New England Gas Company's (508) 324-7811 or email at Dig Safe Coordinator .