Call before you dig

Remember in Oklahoma it’s important for you to call to check for buried utility and other lines before you dig. Oklahomans can choose two ways to check by telephone through the Call Okie system: 1-800-522-OKIE, or 8-1-1 or check online.  

Oklahoma has thousands of miles of buried pipeline and utility cable. Whether you’re planning on digging one hole or one hundred, digging without first contacting Call Okie puts you at risk for serious  injury and could result in major damage to critical utility service.

Many people wrongly think that they should only check if they are digging a deep hole. Lines can be accidentally damaged  as a result of digging relatively shallow holes, such as those for planting a small tree or a mailbox post. Erosion, soil shifting, and other factors can change how close a line is to the surface.

One call is all it takes to set the wheels in motion for having all underground utility lines properly marked before all you dig. Again, the number to call is 1-800-522-OKIE or 8-1-1.

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