Safe Excavation Begins With You!
It's FREE. It's EASY. It's the LAW!
These simple steps may be the most important you ever take:
1. Click here to enter the required information about your excavation at least 2 working days before you dig. You may also use GeoRemote or call 811.
Tell us about your project including location and what is being done, as well as all necessary instructions to make sure the right area gets marked. We accept GPS coordinates if provided along with detailed driving directions.
2. We Notify Member Facility Operators
Texas811 will tell you which facility operators will be notified about your excavation near their underground lines.
We will provide you with a reference number that serves as a proof of your call. We also keep a complete record of your call to verify your compliance with the law.
3. The Facility Operators Respond by marking their buried lines or other response.
Facility operators will mark their underground lines, as they determine necessary, and you will be able to work safely without delay. Marking Examples
4. Your excavation project proceeds safely.
Begin your project knowing that you are utilizing safe excavation practices while preserving vital services, protecting property and saving lives!
Know what's below... call before you dig!
For Marking Underground Utility Lines
White - Proposed excavation
Pink - Temporary survey markings
Red - Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
Yellow - Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous materials
Orange - Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit
Blue - Potable water
Purple - Reclaimed water, irrigation and slurry lines
Green - Sewer and drain lines