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Call before you dig!

Every project that involves digging needs to be located before ground is broken.

When anyone digs in Texas, whether planting a tree or digging the foundation of a skyscraper, there is a high probability of an underground utility line being within the site.

What's buried underground may surprise you.


Most electrical lines in Texas are strung overhead along utility poles. Those are easy to spot and avoid.

Oil & Gas

Natural gas heats our buildings, fires our stoves and fireplaces and generates electricity.


Telecom refers to any of our communication services, including telephone land lines, internet service and  cable TV. If you cut a telecom line,...

Water & Sewer

Water and sewer lines may sound like the least problematic of all the underground utilities. However, a broken water pipe can mean costly repairs,...

There's a whole world that lives beneath our feet, with infrastructure moving
the supplies we need to run our homes, hospitals and businesses

Focused. Quick. Accurate.

That's our team.

What to expect

when you contact                 

What does it mean to have your lines marked?

What do the marked lines mean for how I dig?

What information is required for a locate request?

When you contact Texas811 to have your lines marked, you are initiating a process that includes our contact center, utility locators and utility companies working together to prepare you for safe digging. 

The location of the lines indicate the approximate location of utility lines underground.  Approximate position because the exact location of the lines shift slightly as humidity causes the earth to shift.

You’ll need to provide the following information to request underground line markings for your work location/site.  If you cannot provide all of the information at this time, you may have to re-contact...

Nationally recognized damage prevention program

From urban to rural, we cover the entire state of Texas with unparalleled service and information.

Did you know...we process between 13,000 and 15,000 tickets every week day?

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Helping You, the Public and Business Stay Safe Underground

When you need to know where underground utilities are located before you dig, contact Texas811.

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Proposed Excavation


Temporary Survey Markings


Sewer and Drain Lines


Potable Water


Electrical Power Lines, Cables, Conduit and Lighting Cables


Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or Gaseous Materials


Communications, Alarm or Signal Lines, Cables or Conduit


Irrigation and Slurry Lines, Reclaimed Water