Call before you dig info for Kansas and Missouri

  • January 18, 2014

Crestwood DIY

Home Improvement Ideas

Photo of a toddler boy digging in the garden - for a call before you dig postSpring is around the corner!

Before you dig, you need to have your underground utility lines marked in the area of the dig.

In Kansas, the process is free and simple for homeowners. Call 811 or go to www.kansasonecall.com to request to have the utility lines marked in the area of the dig.

In Missouri, the process is also free and simple for homeowners. Call 811 from or call 1-800-DIG-RITE (800-344-7483). Or, you can make your request online at www.mo1call.com using their website forms.

Again, the marking service is free to homeowners in Kansas and Missouri.

You need to plan ahead because it will take a few days for the service to come out and mark the lines (usually three working days). You need to request the marking service no matter how small the job. The depth of utility lines and cables varies. Simply digging a hole for some flowers or a shrub can knock out a utility service for you or for an entire neighborhood. Cutting a line might result in fines and repair costs being accessed to you. Also, you can be injured if you hit a utility line.

Crestwood DIY – Home Improvement Ideas is sponsored by Dan Hellebusch at Crestwood Roofing – www.crestwoodroofing.com 913-424-0709.

Happy DIYing.

-Dan