Please remember before you do any digging around your home or business, that underneath the ground are utility lines that need to be located to protect you and your neighbors.

If you're going to do any digging or changing the grade of your poperty, please take the first and most important step and call Alabama One Call. This is a free service and it protects you and our buried lines.

There are four easy steps to prevent damage:

1. Call 811 or 1-800-292-8525 before you dig.

2. Wait two full business days for utility companies to locate and mark the buried utilities with color-coded paint, flags or stakes.

3. Protect the locate marks until your project is complete. If the marks are destroyed, call 811 or 1-800-292-8525.

4. Dig safely using extra caution within 18 inches of the locate marks.