Every person planning to dig (using hand tools, power operated or power
should notify USA North at 811 / 1-800-227-2600
OUTLINE YOUR DIGGING SITE
Prior to your call to USA North, outline your digging location on paved
surfaces with white: spray chalk, water base, UV paint or equivalent less
permanent type marking; use flags, stakes whiskers, etc. on unpaved surfaces,
Homeowners can use flour to enable USA North underground facility members
to determine the area of digging to be field marked.
WHEN TO CALL
Two (2) working days to 14 calendar days before your planned digging,
notify USA North
at 811 / 1-800-227-2600 / www.usanorth.org. For your convenience make
your call on
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoons to avoid communication delays.
USA NORTH TICKET NUMBER
At the end of your call, you will be given a ticket number, referencing
information. Hold on to your ticket number in case you need to call USA
North back. You can get
copy of your ticket at www.usanorth.org with the members notified on the
ticket with their contact numbers.
Your USA North Ticket will be active for 28 calendar days from the day
it is called in.
If your excavation will continue past the 28 day active period, call USA
North back to
extend the ticket before it expires.
NORTH MEMBER RESPONSE
In response to your ticket the USA North members will either:
Mark or stake the horizontal path of their underground facilities.
Provide information about the location of their underground facilities.
Advise you that they do not have any underground facilities in conflict
with your digging work
Note: this is for subsurface installation that
our Members own, operate or maintain.
After the USA North members have field marked their facilities, you are
required to notify
USA North anytime those field markings are no longer reasonably visible.
In California and Nevada hand excavate within 24” of the outside
diameter of the facility. Facilities that are in conflict with your excavation
are to be located with hand tools and protected before power equipment
LOCATION REQUEST FORM
Please click on the following link to download a copy of our Location
Request Form Download
before you dig