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Before You Dig and JULIE

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Call JULIE Before Digging

To avoid damaging lines, state law requires you to call JULIE before any digging project, regardless of the project size or depth. Just call a helpful call center operator at JULIE, 8-1-1 or (800) 892-0123, and they'll alert their member utility companies of your plans to dig so they can come out and mark their underground lines at your site.


JULIE, Inc. is a not-for-profit message handling service for homeowners and contractors. JULIE operators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call is free and so are the services. JULIE neither owns nor marks any underground facilities.

Homeowner's Guide

Homeowner Digging Projects

Examples of homeowner projects include:
  • Putting up a fence
  • Installing a swing set
  • Setting in a mail box post
  • Digging for a pool, pond, or fountain
  • Building a deck or room addition
  • Preparing a new garden area
  • Planting trees, bushes, or shrubs

Safety Tips

Follow these simple safety tips:
  • Call JULIE (800) 892-0123 before you dig
  • Wait the required amount of time (two working days)
  • Respect the marks
  • Dig with care