Call or click Colorado811.org at least three business days before you plan to dig, and utility lines will be marked free of charge. The depth of utility lines can vary because of conditions such as erosion, uneven surfaces, or previous digging projects. It is important to request utility locates even when only digging a few inches.
Hitting a utility line could mean a disruption to your service, potential repair costs, and most importantly, serious injury or even death. If you hit a line, stop working immediately. Do not attempt to repair the damaged line. If an injury has occurred, call 911 immediately. Call 811 to report the damage. Learn more about natural gas and electric safety at csu.org.