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Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig

Whether you’re starting a garden in your back yard, getting ready to dig post holes for a new fence, or installing water lines for a new subdivision, don’t do anything before you call 811 or your local One-Call number:

In Arkansas:  1-800-482-8998
In Colorado:  1-800-922-1987
In Nebraska:  1-800-331-5666Call 811 before you dig
In Wyoming:  1-800-849-2476

That simple call will quickly and easily
get your underground utility lines marked.
Local One Call Center personnel will notify a
ffected utility companies who will mark
underground lines for free, allowing you
to dig around them. It’s that easy.

The natural gas delivered to your home or business arrives through an intricate network of underground pipelines. They underlie the SourceGas service area like a massive spider web. The infrastructure supporting your neighborhood lies right there with them - conduits for communication, electric power and cable television often surprise those who fail to think before they dig. Far too often, a potential accident or pipeline break is just a careless backhoe, bulldozer, jackhammer or shovel away.

Call Arkansas One-Call System

The Arkansas One-Call System is a statewide organization that makes locating lines easy. They operate a computerized notification center that establishes an important link between excavators and underground line operators like SourceGas. To use this free service, call Arkansas One-Call at 1-800-482-8998 a minimum of two days before you plan to dig. Your call sets the following process in motion:
  • Operators with underground facilities in the area where the excavation is planned are notified. This includes natural gas and power utilities, communications companies, and cities and towns.
  • Within 48 hours after being contacted, operator crews either mark their underground facilities with color-coded paint marks or flags, or tell the excavator they have no lines in the area.
  • The underground facilities are identified for the excavators follows:
Red Electric Yellow Gas, oil or steam
Orange Telephone/TV Blue Water
Green Sewer Pink Temporary survey markings
White Proposed excavation    

Helpful Digging Hints

Unless you're a professional, don't use excavation equipment in your yard. Do your digging with hand tools or enlist the assistance of a contractor. Please keep in mind that natural gas lines may be only a few inches underground. If you damage gas pipelines without having the lines located, you will be liable for repair costs and lost gas.