Call Before You Dig

If you are thinking of starting a spring garden or any landscaping projects that will require digging, please remember to call 811 before you dig in order to have underground utilities marked.

Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give NC 811 your locate information, they transmit it to Wake Electric and then we send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three business days before you plan on digging.

By calling 811 before every project, residents can help save lives, avoid costly penalties from hitting underground lines and protect infrastructure. It’s important to know what’s below ground to prevent a potentially life-threatening mistake. For more information about safe digging and the “Call Before You Dig” process, visit North Carolina’s 811 website at