Call Before You Dig

Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling SMEC before each job.

Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call, even small projects like planting trees and shrubs. The depth of utility lines varies and there may be multiple utility lines in a common area. Digging without calling can disrupt service to an entire neighborhood, harm you and those around you and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Calling SMEC before every digging job gets your underground utility lines marked free and helps prevent undesired consequences.

Always call SMEC before you dig. The co-op will send someone to your site to locate all underground lines and equipment in an effort to safeguard against injury and loss of life, to protect services and to prevent damage to underground facilities.

SMEC will need a 48-hour notice to locate underground lines and equipment.