Other Safe Digging Tips

  • When exposing a utility while digging, provide adequate support and protection for it. Plus, provide adequate backfill upon completion.
  • If you haven't confirmed the utility response before you dig and encounter an unmarked underground utility, stop and do some investigating. The Positive Response System will tell you if a utility representative wants to be present or has some more information for you before you should be digging. If that's not the case, treat all unmarked lines as live.