Pond-Free 103

Chapter 1


Every year, folks guess at the location of buried lines, “knowing” that the cable and phone and electric and gas lines “must all be over there”, and every year some folks end up in the hospital, or worse. Having the location of your utility lines marked out for you is free, fast and smart, and it’s the law. Dial 811 anywhere in the country to contact your local One Call Center, the local markout service that coordinates having your buried utilities marked out. They make all the arrangements for you. It’s not a great idea to cut through the cable or telephone lines, but you must make absolutely certain you won’t be hitting a gas or electric line. Not only could it save you the major cost of a utility repair, it could save your life or someone else’s.