Homeowners are the most likely to forget to call 811 before digging on their property. Something as simple as planting shrubs, installing a fence, mailbox post, or sprinkler system can create a dangerous and costly situation.
Property owners and contractors are stickly liable if they damage underground utility lines when they dig. Buried natural gas and electrical lines could be anywhere – some just inches below the surface.
Every state, including Idaho and Washington, have laws that require you to call 811 at least two working days before you start digging. A mistake can create an expensive liability claim against you. You will want to avoid a claim against your personal or business liability insurance.
HERE IS WHAT TO DO:
GOT IT? Remember, always call 811 at least two working days before you start digging. It's the law.
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Source: Avista Utilities
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