Before you dig - Call MISS DIG at 1-800-482-7171
Water, sewer, natural gas, electric, cable, fiber optic and other service lines are buried underground. State law requires that you call MISS DIG at 1-800-482-7171 at least three (3) working days before starting any project that involves digging.
MISS DIG will notify the utilities in your area, who will mark the location of the underground lines with flags or paint - for free - so you can avoid them.
Some of these lines may not be buried very deep, so even if you are just planting a tree or putting in a mailbox post, it's important to call.
If you will be digging anywhere near a marked area - especially if you are using power equipment - use a shovel and hand dig to expose the lines. This will prevent emergencies and unnecessary service interruptions to you and your neighbors.