As a Utility Owner-Member, WSSC is partnering with Miss Utility to remind everyone of the importance of calling before digging to mark all underground utility lines to prevent unnecessary damage.
It is the national number to help protect homeowners and professional excavators from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects of any size.
Before any digging project - you or your contractor should call at least 2 full business days prior to the start of the work in Maryland.
Calling 811 at least 2 full business days prior to digging starts the process of getting underground utility lines marked for free.
Once Miss Utility is reached, a representative will ask for:
When the underground lines have been marked, you will know the approximate location of your utility lines and can dig safely.
There is a Maryland Underground Facilities Damage Prevention Authority that has been established to enforce the Miss Utility Law.
SAFE DIGGING IS NO ACCIDENT, BEFORE YOUR SHOVEL HITS THE GROUND, CONTACT THE MISS UTILITY CALL CENTER.