Call Before You Dig
Are you are planning to install a pool or begin other construction on your property? If so, remember that Florida law states non-utility excavators MUST call to get underground utility lines marked at a dig site prior to digging.
To determine the location of Peoples Gas and other utility service lines in Florida, call 811. This is a free service provided by Peoples Gas and the other utilities. A Peoples Gas' representative will mark your lines with yellow paint and flags. Utility companies have two full business days, not including the day the call was placed, to mark natural gas lines. Digging on Saturday? Call by Wednesday.
Here's the step-by-step process of exactly how it works.
Failure to call 811 before digging results in Floridians unintentionally hitting underground utility lines, which can lead to injury, penalties, repair costs, and inconvenient utility service interruptions. More information on the call before you dig process can be found at sunshine811.com.
For more information about natural gas pipeline safety, visit our Pipeline Awareness section.
View the color code for marking underground utility lines established by the American Public Works Association.