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Dig Safe

Planning a home improvement project? Perhaps adding a swimming pool, a new fence or a deck. Or maybe digging up some old evergreens and revitalizing your landscaping. Before you break ground, make sure you know where all the underground utility lines run near and around your property. Digging even one foot in the wrong direction could cause serious injury and even death. Massachusetts law requires that you call 3 business days before digging.

One simple toll-free phone call (888-DIG-SAFE) can get your project started and put your mind at ease. Dig Safe ®, the statewide utility notification service, will coordinate WMECo and all other utilities in coming to your property and marking where the underground utilities are - at no charge to you!

Utilities will mark all the areas to avoid so that your project can get underway without a hitch. Each type of utility will be marked and color-coded so you know what is where. Dig Safe will provide you with a special permit number to confirm that you have made the right call!

RedElectric
YellowGas, Oil, or Steam
OrangeCommunications (Telephone or CATV)
BlueDrinking Water
PurpleReclaimed Water
GreenSewer/Drainage
PinkSurvey Marks
WhiteProposed Excavation