Don’t Be Surprised! Know What’s Below. Call Before You Dig.

Dial 811 toll free to be connected to Oregon’s statewide one-call center

Before picking up a shovel, pick up the telephone. Electric, water, sewer, natural gas, telephone and cable television lines often are buried underground. One wrong move can cause you and your neighbors to be cut off from vital services—or cause death or injury to you, from an electric shock or an explosion. At least two business days before you plan to dig, call Oregon’s one-call center. Affected utility companies will come out and use color-coded paint to mark the locations of underground utilities. Calling ahead not only is common sense, it is the law.