National 811 "call before you dig" number launched

Nationwide, there is more than one unintentional hit per minute every day of an underground utility line. On May 1, calling your local "digger's hotline" got a lot easier with the launch of the national 811 number. By calling 811 from anywhere in the United States, your call will be routed to the nearest "digger's hotline." The number is up and running from land lines, and most cell phone companies are currently in compliance or working on being in compliance shortly.