挖掘之前先看看下面有什么. Gas pipelines and electric lines can be located anywhere — under streets, 人行道，甚至是你的院子. If you’re looking to start a project like planting some trees or putting in that new mailbox or fence, it’s important to know if there are any such lines that run underground in the area you are planning to dig. Doing so will help prevent damage, service interruption or worse.
呼叫 811 to Protect Your 安全 and Avoid Costly Repairs
Something as simple as a slight gouge, scrape or dent to a gas pipeline could lead to a leak. 更重要的是, a damaged gas pipeline or electric line can put the safety of your community at risk and could result in serious injury, 高昂的费用和项目延误. 为了防止损坏，在挖掘之前一定要打电话. You can either 拨打811, a national toll-free phone number, or visit the DigAlert 网站创建门票.
拨打811或在网上提交机票后 DigAlert,西班牙&E’s locators will come to your excavation site after the request has been processed. They will provide clear markings where their gas pipelines or electric lines are located and indicate pipe material and diameter. 它简单、安全、快捷、免费.
- Mark out the area you’re planning to excavate with white paint, flags or other suitable markings.
- 拨打811或提交位置请求 DigAlert 至少提前两个工作日.
- 等待可持续发展目标&E’s locators to come out and mark the gas pipelines and electric lines. Avoid digging until the locators inform you that it’s safe to do so.
- Once the buried lines have been marked — and before using power excavation equipment in the area — make sure to use hand tools only and stay within 24 inches of the lines to expose their exact locations and prevent damage.
- 拨打811或在网上提交机票后 DigAlert.org . 西班牙&E’s locators will come to your excavation site after the request has been processed. They will provide clear markings where their gas pipelines or electric lines are located and indicate pipe material and diameter. 它简单、安全、快捷、免费.
拨打811或在线订票 digalert.org 今天. And if you damaged a gas pipeline or electric line, call 1-800-411-7343 immediately. 没有小到不能报告的损失.
拨打811或在网上提交机票后 DigAlert.org,西班牙&E’s locators will come to your excavation site after the request has been processed. They will provide clear markings where their gas pipelines or electric lines are located and indicate pipe material and diameter. 它简单、安全、快捷、免费.
呼叫 811 is the national call-before-you-dig toll-free phone number. 个人可以从美国任何地方打电话.S. and be automatically connected to a representative from their state’s 811 center which in our case in Southern California is DigAlert. The representative will create a DigAlert ticket and inform local utilities of your plan to dig.
DigAlert is southern California’s resource for safe excavation. 个人计划任何类型的挖掘都可以 申请机票 直接在DigAlert网站上下载. DigAlert will then coordinate with local utilities such as 西班牙&E to mark our buried gas pipelines or electric lines.
是的. DigAlert is funded by utility members and is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation. Whoever wants to dig and would like to locate unmarked, buried gas and electric lines can do so 免费 by submitting a ticket on the DigAlert网站.
After submitting a ticket with DigAlert it usually takes a few business days for utilities to respond to your request. 不过，你可以在 DigAlert网站 up to two working days before you dig and still have a 西班牙&E locator come out and mark buried gas and electric lines.
DigAlert requires individuals to start digging within 14 days to get a ticket number because it only handles planned excavations. DigAlert does not process requests for pre-planning jobs or design stage planning.
法律要求承包商 拨打811 before they start a project that requires digging. 然而, 即使你雇佣了一个承包商, make sure you verify with the contractor that they will be calling 811 to have gas and electric lines marked. If for whatever reason they hadn’t planned to, you could make the call.
如果你认为损坏会危及生命, 立即疏散现场并拨打911, 以及可持续发展目标&E. If you don’t believe it is life-threatening, make sure you still report the damage to 西班牙&E通过呼叫 1-800-411-7343.
值得注意的是，可持续发展目标&E will only mark the location of buried utility-owned gas pipelines and electric lines, 免费. 西班牙&E does not mark customer-owned natural gas or electric lines, which typically run from the meter to the customer's equipment and/or appliance.
To have customer-owned lines located and marked before a project,西班牙&E advises customers to contact a qualified locating professional. Even if you’ve hired a contractor, make sure the contractor calls 811 to have lines marked.