Hand Digging is Still Digging

You may think your project won't take you deep enough to affect buried utilities, because you're "just doing some landscaping" or "just putting in a fence." You may think that you only have to worry about buried utilities if you're using equipment like a backhoe or auger.

But here's the truth:

Buried utilities can be found at a wide variety of depths. The best first step for any digging project, large or small, is to contact Sunshine 811 before you dig, either by calling 811 or submitting an online request.

Click here to learn more about your responsibilities as a professional excavator, even if your only excavation tools are hand tools.

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The new Sunshine 811 app!

The new Sunshine 811 app makes it easy to keep track of member responses with a simple tap on Positive Response. With real time updates, you're always comparing the most recent responses to what you see at your dig site, keeping you and your crew safer and in the know.

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